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Milford Urben

March 2, 1938 November 17, 2019
Milford Urben
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Obituary for Milford Urben

MIDDLETON – Milford Urben, age 81, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer. Milford was born on March 2, 1938, in Mount Horeb, Wis., to William and Dorothy (Stampfli) Urben. He graduated from Black Earth High School in 1957. Milford was united in marriage to Marlene Frederick on Sept. 10, 1960, at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Martinsville, Wis. He was employed at the UW-Primate Center for 36 years, retiring in 1995. He enjoyed playing cards and played in a Euchre League for many years. He enjoyed trips to Las Vegas, watching Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers football games, and spending special family time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Milford is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Marlene; sons, Michael (Colleen) and Gerald (Donna); daughter, Julie (Don) Wolf; grandchildren, Lindsay Urben, Kaeli (Tyson) Weiler and Sophie and Chloe Urben; great-grandchildren, Tristan and Kaiden Weiler; brother, Robert (Barb Ziegler); sisters, Isabell Johnson (John Jolivette) and Patricia Yankovich; sisters-in-law, Marilyn and Sue Urben; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Elaine Breuing, Bob and Patricia Kalscheur, Janet Walter, Gene and Linda Frederick, Tim and Genny Sager and Stan and Margie Nonn; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dean, Connie, Russell and Phillip; sisters, Jane (Milton) Boley, Grace (George) Minard and Phyllis (Don) Dreger; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Gertrude Frederick; and brothers-in-law, Ronald Breuing and Robert Walter.

A funeral service will be held GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 7435 University Ave., Middleton, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Burial will be held at Middleton Junction Cemetery after the service, followed by a luncheon. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the start of the service on Thursday.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Greg Hartig and the staff at the UW-Hospital and Clinic, Dr. Clifford Anderson, Dr. Adam Coughlin and their staff at the SSM Health West Clinic, and Agrace HospiceCare (Blue Team) for all the care and compassion during this difficult time.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be gifted in Milford’s name to Agrace HospiceCare or Middleton Outreach Ministry. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

Gunderson West
Funeral & Cremation Care
7435 University Ave.
(608) 831-6761

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Visitation

Thursday

21

Nov

9:00 AM 11/21/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/21/2019 11:00:00 AM
Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation Care

7435 University Ave
Middleton, WI 53562

Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation Care
7435 University Ave Middleton 53562 WI
United States

Service

Thursday

21

Nov

11:00 AM 11/21/2019 11:00:00 AM
Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation Care

7435 University Ave
Middleton, WI 53562

Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation Care
7435 University Ave Middleton 53562 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Middleton Junction Cemetery Final Resting Place

8409 Isaac Dr.
Madison, WI 53717

8409 Isaac Dr. Madison 53717 WI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Middleton Outreach Ministry

3502 Parmenter Street
Middleton, WI 53562

Agrace HospiceCare

5395 E. Cheryl Parkway
Fitchburg, WI 53711
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