Obituary for Kathryn "Katie" F. Urban

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Kathryn “Katie” F. Urban, 91, of La Crosse, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at Bethany St. Joseph Care Center in La Crosse.
Katie was born in Wausau, WI on July 12, 1925, to Arthur and Lillian (Buntrock) Dippman. She graduated from Wausau High School and worked in Wausau as a secretary. On March 17, 1945, Katie married Willis “Bill” Pfister, and they were blessed with their daughter, Kay. Together they moved to Onalaska and lived until Bill’s passing in 1960. Katie married James Urban in 1962, and together welcomed a son, David. James preceded her in death in 1999. Katie worked for the La Crosse Area Home Builder’s Association for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Onalaska, volunteering much time to mission work and knitting projects. She enjoyed camping, watching game shows, playing cards, discussing politics, and knitting. Mostly, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Katie is survived by her daughter, Kay Meistad; son, David (Sue) Urban; grandchildren, Angie (Jon) Severson, Lane (Jeni) Meistad, Caroline and Jonathan Urban; great-grandchildren, Nathan and Addison; and a special friend, James Bina of La Crosse.
In addition to her parents and husbands, Katie was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Bruce Meistad.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Katie’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 18th, 2017, at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 401 Main Street, Onalaska. Burial will be in the Onalaska City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Bethany St. Joseph Care Center in La Crosse.