1944-2012

Chris Urszan, 67, of Glidden, died early Friday morning, Aug. 10, 2012, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll.  Celebrant will be Father Timothy Johnson.  Lector and eucharistic minister will be Dawn Cavanaugh.  Gift bearers will be Ray and Marjorie Hacker. Honorary casket bearers will be Lindsey Shriver, Sarah Schagt, Ashley Schulz and Dave McCollumn.  Casket bearers will be Chris Werner, Joe Shriver, Ryan Schagt, Steve Hall, Justin Heires and Chad Patrick.  Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery north of Lidderdale with military honors conducted by the Carroll American Legion.

Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday where there will be a rosary at 5 p.m. and a Christian Wake Service at 7 p.m. by Holy Spirit Parish.  The casket will be moved to Holy Spirit Church at 9 a.m. on Thursday when visitation will resume.  

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Chris Urszan was born Sept. 12, 1944, in Germany.  He lived in the home of Ann and Herman Heires of Carroll as a teenager.  He then joined the U.S. Navy where he served 35 years, stationed in numerous countries.  

Chris served on the USS Kittyhawk during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Navy in June 1988 and held several jobs in the San Diego area. Chris then returned to the Carroll area. He loved the outdoors, and held a special regard for dogs.  He raised Doberman pinschers and in 2002 adopted a Rotweilier named Duchess.  In July 2010 he was married Sandy Heires.  Chris loved spending time with his wife Sandy and many friends and family.  

Most recently he was working for the Graphic Edge in Carroll, providing transportation for the prisoners in Rockwell City.  

Chris is survived by his wife Sandy Heires of Glidden; his children: Chris Werner and his wife Brenda of Virginia Beach, Va., Christina Urszan of Tecate, Calif., Nancy Urszan of Cancun, Mexico, Suzanne Urszan of Tecate, Calif., and Alex Urszan of Tecate, Calif.; his stepson, Justin Heires of Carroll, as well as many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Ann and Herman Heires; his brother-in-law, Chris Heires; and his beloved dog, Duchess.