Colonial Funeral Home

1801 East Red River Street, Victoria, TX


Mary Lou Urban

April 29, 1933July 14, 2020

Mary Lou Rothlisberger Urban, 87, of Victoria, Texas, passed away on July 14, 2020. She was born on April 29, 1933, in Victoria to Albert and Annie Rothlisberger. She married James Bruning Urban on September 7, 1952, and they were married 49 years. Together James and Mary Lou raised three children and established Urban's Grocery and Market, which was located on Water Street in Victoria. They later built the Windmill Country Store and Raisin Windmill Store, which is still family owned and operated. Mary Lou was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband James Bruning Urban, her sister Patricia Ann Eddy and husband Carl, and her granddaughter Leigh Marie Urban. She is survived by her children: Cindy Bittlebrun and husband Jeff, Dr. Randall Urban and wife Sue, and Juli Klinkerman and husband Mike. Her grandchildren: Jana Bittlebrun Radwanski and husband Mike, Jared Bittlebrun and wife Amber, Lauren Urban, Luke Urban, Dr. Travis Urban and wife Kelsey, Kate Klinkerman Cruickshanks and husband Brian, and John Klinkerman and wife Claire. Her great grandchildren: Catherine and Charlotte Radwanski, Evelyn Urban, Thomas Klinkerman, and Caleb, Jacob and Lydia Cruickshanks. Her nieces: Carol Eddy, Chris Eddy, and Ann Eddy Jeppesen and husband Bill and their children Amanda and Tyler. There will be a family graveside service on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jared Bittlebrun, Luke Urban, Travis Urban, John Klinkerman, Mike Radwanski, Brian Cruickshanks, and John Green. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Texas Home Health Hospice. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com


  • Annie Rothlisberger, Mother (deceased)
  • Albert Rothlisberger, Father (deceased)
  • James Bruning Urban, Husband (deceased)
  • Patricia Ann Eddy, Sister (deceased)
  • Carl Eddy, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Leigh Mrie Urban, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Cindy Bittlebrun (Jeff), Daughter
  • Dr. Randall Urban (Sue), Son
  • Juli Klinkerman (Mike), Daughter
  • Jana Bittlebrun Radwanski (Mike), Granddaughter
  • Jared Bittlebrun (Amber), Grandson
  • Lauren Urban, Granddaughter
  • Luke Urban, Grandson
  • Dr. Travis Urban (Kelsey), Grandson
  • Kate Klinkerman Cruickshanks (Brian), Granddaughter
  • John Klinkerman (Claire), Grandson
  • Catherine and Charlotte Radwanski, Great Grandchildren
  • Evelyn Urban, Great Grandchild
  • Thomas Klinkerman, Great Grandchild
  • Caleb, Jacob and Lydia Cruickshanks, Great Grandchildren
  • Carol Eddy and Chris Eddy, Nieces
  • Ann Eddy Jeppesen (Bill), Niece
  • Amanda and Tyler Jeppesen, Great-Niece & Nephew

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  • Jared Bittlebrun, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Luke Urban, Honorary Pallbearer
  • John Klinkerman, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Travis Urban, Honorary Pallbearer
  • John Klinkerman, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mike Radwanski, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brian Cruickshanks, Honorary Pallbearer
  • John Green, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Texas Home Health Hospice


  • Family Graveside Service

    Saturday, July 18, 2020


Mary Lou Urban

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Michael Stubbs

July 26, 2020

Growing up with Randy as my best friend, I spent a lot of time at the Urban’s. I remember Mrs. Urban as always being welcoming and having the nicest smile. She would come up with some of the neatest things to do, like putting a thistle blossom in the oven until it opened into a big powder puff. Great memories of a wonderful lady. Like a second mom. I know she’ll be missed.

Laura Leur Chavana

July 18, 2020

Cindy, Randy, Juli, Friends and Family.
My condolences for the loss of Mrs. Urban.
God bless you all.
Laura Leur Chavana

Carol Salonek

July 17, 2020

(7-17-20) I'm so sorry for your loss. I didn't find out until just a few minutes ago (my Husband reads the 'Advocate' online. Just know that I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I will share thoughts later on when it is not so late in the evening. Carol (Smith), Gene, and Morgan Salonek

Dolores Pucci

July 17, 2020

I really liked Mrs. Urban. She was always friendly when I saw her. She is truly missed.

Stanley and Mendy Dierlam

July 17, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Mrs. Urban was a wonderful and gracious person. She and Mr. Urban were instrumental in shaping my young life. They both will always have a special place in my mind and heart.
God bless each and everyone of you.

Stanley Dierlam


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