Urban, Arlo Wilford, a 56 year resident of Manhattan Beach, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2010 in Torrance. Born in Kimball, SD, Arlo was 88 when he died. Arlo had served in the Pacific during World War II. He is survived by his loving Wife, Jean Urban of Manhattan Beach, CA, Daughter, Kathy Urban of Issaquah, WA, Son, Mike Urban of Renton, WA. Arlo was a life long Dodger fan. He loved to dance, listen to music, and garden. Preceded in death by Father, Frank Urban and Mother, Libby Urban. Brothers Lyle, Donald, Edwin, Willard and sister Wilma. The memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday April 10, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. Burial will follow at Vega Cemetery in Kimball, SD.

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  1. I’m sorry for your loss! I didn’t know Mr. Urban, but heard many wonderful stories about him from Kathy. God Bless You All ! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Dear Jean, Kathy and Mike, Know that you’re all in my thoughts and prayers. Slim was a great guy and he will be missed. However, I know he led a blessed life with all of you by his side. The memorial video is wonderful. Lots of love, Kathy

  3. Jean, Kathy, and Mike–So sorry we aren’t there with you, but will be eternally grateful that we got to see Arlo in September and spend quality time with you both. Thinking of you–All our love, Dave and Shirley

  4. Remembering the good times we all had at the “Uban Farm” in South Dakota. The “Margarita times” are one of many. Bob& Eileen

  5. Kathy and Jean, Please accept my heartfelt condolences with Arlo’s passing; he sounded like a kind and deeply committed family man. It is a life well-lived to have left such a fine legacy. I am hoping that you will find in your own time, the peace that passes all understanding. Love Kris

  6. Uncle Arlo was a very important part of my early years (age 4 to 6) when he lived with my Mom and Dad (his oldest brother) in Maryland for about 3 years after he returned from WWII Army service. I continue to cherish all my memories of him in that he truly embraced and enjoyed life to its fullest as it unfolded to him.

  7. Our time together was short but I felt your sense of humor and your love of all. My sincere condolences go out to the Arlo Urban family. Vyrn

  8. “We have been blessed to have had Slim as a good neighbor for so many years. He loved sharing the tickets for the Dodger games. There was always a ready smile when he was out walking even when it was so difficult for him. Our sympathy to Jean,…” Ann & John Martin

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