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Kenneth J. Urbanik, 79, of Phillips, passed away on July 5, 2021, at Riverview Health Care Facility in Tomahawk, WI. Ken was born on October 29, 1941, in Chicago, Il., to Joseph and Helen (Izdebski) Urbanik.
After graduating from Chicago’s Kelly High School, he enlisted with the U.S. Army. While stationed in Monterrey, CA, he attended the Army Language Institute and became fluent in Spanish. He was selected to join the Special Forces and was extremely proud of his Military Service accomplishments. He attended Milton College where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. He married Deborah Lucas on June 22, 1974, in Milwaukee, WI. Later, he became a Deputy Sherriff in Waukesha County, then retiring as a Police Officer for the Town of Summit. Ken was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting. He loved to play scrabble with friends and spend time tinkering in his workshop.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Deborah; sister, Audrey (Peter) Kay; niece, Paulette; great-nephew, Zachary; and many other family and friends.
Ken is preceded in death by his parents.
Heindl-Nimsgern Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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