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Russell J. Urbanski

Russell J. Urbanski, 54, of St. Paul, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 16, 2011, at his home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Ray Kosmicki will officiate. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service and Knights of Columbus rosary. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Urbanski was born on March 17, 1957, at Ord, the son of James S. and JoAnn A. (Woitalewicz) Urbanski. He is survived by his wife, Susann Urbanski of St. Paul; sons, James and Jaime Urbanski of St. Paul, Jessie Urbanski and Heather Wissing of St. Paul, Ben and Kyla Friedrichsen of Palmer, Casey Dennhardt of St. Paul and Josh and Lindy Dennhardt of Aurora; his mother, JoAnn Urbanski and her special friend, Roger Finnigsmier of St. Paul; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia and Bob Schenck of St. Paul and Brenda and Ted Raile of Fairmont. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Jeannette Harvey of St. Paul; and seven grandchildren, Ashlyn Urbanski, Austin Urbanski, Toby Urbanski, Harley Jones, Blaze Jones, Brady Dennhardt and Tagen Dennhardt. As a child Russ moved to Loup City with his family where he began his education in Loup City Public Schools. The family later moved to Wisner and then to St. Paul in 1971. He was a 1975 graduate of S t. Paul High School. He was united in marriage to Jackie Papst on May 22, 1976, in St. Paul and he later married Susann Harvey on March 26, 1996, at York. In 1971, when Russ was 14 years old, the family began Jim’s Truck Stop in St. Paul, where he has worked everyday for the past 40 years. Russ was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council 1918, of which he was a former Grand Knight. He was also a member of Pheasants Forever and the St. Paul Country Club. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing pool, playing cards, driving in demolition derbies, snowmobiling, and family gatherings. His favorite thing in life was to camp and fish with his boys at his cabin on Chad’s Lake near St. Paul. He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Steve and Alice Urbanski, Bill and Venice Woitalewicz; and his father-in-law, Bill Harvey. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.

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Dad it's coming up on 9 years not one single day goes buy do I stop thinking about this your great missed and never forgotten

Casey Dennhardt Apr 10 2020 9:35 PM

To Russell's Family: I am so sorry for your loss. As the days and weeks pass, and you return to life's routine, may you be comforted by our ...God and Father of our Lord... the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those in any sort of tribulation through the comfort with which we ourselves are being comforted by God". (2 Cor. 1: 3, 4). Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Please also find comfort in the following: John 11:11 where Jesus said, "...Lazarus our friend has gone to rest, but I am journeying there to awaken him from the sleep." Our Heavenly Father holds out the hope of the resurrection and the ability to see our loved ones again.

D. Anderson Feb 5 2013 12:00 AM

I haven't seen or talked with Russ for a very long time but,he always remembered me. One very fun time I remember was going spot lighting for coons with him we all had a blast. He will be missed very much. Take Care!

Sheryl Beck Apr 20 2011 12:00 AM

Our sincerest sympathies for you and your whole family. Russ will be missed. If there is anything we can do, please don't hesitate to call. Bruce, Chris, Mathew & Jennifer

Bruce Fernau Apr 20 2011 12:00 AM

Burt and Deb Cruz along with Tonia (Cruz)and Dimitri Hunter and Yvette(Cruz)and Chad Klein. Wish the experss our Deepist Sympathy to you and your Family for the Lost .

Burt and Deb Cruz and Families Apr 20 2011 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Had many memories with Russ on Spring Creek Saddle Club trail rides.

Jerry Allen Apr 20 2011 12:00 AM

We are so sory for your loss. Russ was a wonderful person always with a smile. He will surely be missed. Please know that you are in our thoughts and payers.

Doug & Marti Fousek Apr 19 2011 12:00 AM

My Dad Everett "Bud" Eatherton worked for Russ back in the early to mid 90's. My prayers to your family at this difficult time.

Annie Wood Apr 19 2011 12:00 AM

Jackie, James & Family, Jesse & Family: We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. He was always so friendly and fun. I hadn't seen him in years and then last year we stopped at the truck stop to get gas and saw him. Life doesn't seem fair at times. We offer our condolences and know that faith will carry you through these tough times. Love Chris and Bob

Chris & Bob Peterson Apr 19 2011 12:00 AM

My sympathys to the family of Russ Urbanski. Great guy to golf with at the St. Paul CC. God Bless Tracy Howard

Tracy Howard Apr 19 2011 12:00 AM

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