Urban, Theodore "Ted" A., Saginaw Township, Saginaw, Michigan

Husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014 after a long battle with heart problems. Ted was born in Quincy, IL on August 23, 1928. He moved to Bay City in 1940 with his family. He was a graduate of Bay City Junior High School, Bay City Central High School, the University of Michigan with a B.B.A. in 1950 and an M.B.A. in 1951, and the Army Language School in 1952 as a Russian translator. Ted served his country during the Korean War in the Army Security Agency from mid-1951 to mid-1954. He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant. He spent most of his working career as a vice president in mortgage lending at Saginaw Savings and Loan Association and then was vice president and chief appraiser at Valley State Bank's mortgage department. Ted also taught numerous real estate classes as an adjunct lecturer for the University of Michigan Extension Service and Delta College. He retired in 1985 and became owner and president of Urban and Associates Appraisal, Inc. He received his state certified appraiser's license from the State of Michigan in 1996. Ted retired in 2000 and his daughter Carol assumed control of the business. Ted is survived by his wife Elsie, who he married April 21, 1956, three daughters; Connie (John) Griffore, Carol (Paul) Schneider, and Cathy (Scott) Douglas, a son Ted W. Urban, three grandchildren; Brandon (Nicole) Griffore, Stephanie (Marc) St. John, and Jessica (Keith) Anger, two great granddaughters; Madeline Griffore and Sophia Anger (due in August,) two step-great granddaughters; Tiara Wolverton and Ava Ryder, numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, mother, two sisters and a nephew. Pastor C. William Weis will officiate the funeral service on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home, 1550 S. Midland Road (S-M47). Entombment will take place at Roselawn Mausoleum. Friends are welcome to gather with the family at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial offerings may be made to Peace Lutheran Church General Fund or its Special Bible Class, the American Heart Assoc. or the charity of your choice. www.reitzherzberg.com