Lawrence Urban

Profile Updated: October 21, 2008
Lawrence Urban
Residing In: St. Peter, IL USA
Children: Matthew born 1975, Keri born 1977, Andria born 1979 & Kyle born 1980
Yes! Attending Reunion

It was the dream of my mother that one of her 5 children would become a Lutheran teacher or pastor. Being the “baby” of the family, with brothers and sisters deciding on other occupations, I guess it was left to me not disappoint our mother. DMLC-high school department was closer (and less expensive) than Concordia Academy, St. Paul. So I packed my bags and headed for New Ulm.

After I received the reunion letter, I looked through my yearbooks from ’60, ’61, ’62. I never went back to get my senior yearbook. Most faces are still familiar after 45 years.

Memories of high school: Who ever heard of going to classes on Saturday? Off campus passes-one a month for freshman-what a challenge to slip off campus and not get caught.

The last 45 years: Being a member of an LCMS church, I decided to attend Concordia College (now University), St. Paul. On graduation in 1967, I accepted a call to teach grades 5-6 at Trinity Lutheran , Hoffman , IL. I taught 5&6 there from 1967-1970 and 7&8 from 1970-1972. During my five years at Hoffman, I also served as church youth director, school athletic director, basketball, softball coach and principal (1970-1972).

I then took two years off to attend graduate school at So. Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. During my years at Hoffman, I met Susan Stein. We were married in 1973. In the fall of 1974, I accepted a call to teach grades 7-8 and serve as principal at St. Peter’s Lutheran School, St. Peter IL. I am still there. I will have completed 40 years of teaching at the end of the 2008-2009 school year. Since 1975, I have been the principal, the athletic director, and coach track, boys and girls. I coached boys’ basketball until 1989 and was the youth director until 2003. My greatest coaching success has been in girls’ volley ball which I began in 1982. We have won 3 Lutheran School Sports Association of Illinois state tournaments. We also got 3-2nd , 2-3rd, 3-4th, 1-6th, and 1-7th.

Family: Susan and I have been married for 35 years. We are taking a trip to Mexico in July, to celebrate. Susan served as school secretary 1985-2004. She is currently a bank teller. We have 4 children, Matthe (33) and his wife Michelle are public school teachers in Columbia City, Indiana. They have blessed us with three grandchildren, ages 6,5,3. Keri (30) teaches at Trinity Lutheran School, Reed City, MI. She is married and has blessed us with 17 month old twins and two step grandchildren. Andria, (29) teaches at Trinity Lutheran School, Centralia, IL. Our 4th child, Kyle (27) is currently living in St. Peter and works in a nearby town. We get back from our Mexican trip July 15, and right now I do not plan to attend the reunion.

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