Kevin Myrl Urwiler, age 48 of Bloomington, Minnesota, formerly of Laurel, Nebraska, died on Monday, July 23, 2018 at the Martin Luther Manor in Bloomington.
Funeral Services will be on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel, Nebraska with Rev. Troy Watson officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Laurel Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Scott Boysen, Anthony Boysen, Andrew Elsberry, Monte Mason, Loren Urwiler and Harlan Urwiler. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mark Boysen, Gene Elsberry, Norman Elsberry and Ronald Elsberry.
Kevin was born on April 19, 1970 in Wayne, Nebraska to Roy and Lois (Elsberry) Urwiler. He grew up on a farm north of Laurel and attended school in Laurel. He lived on the farm with his parents and worked at various jobs in the area. In 2004 he suffered kidney failure and it was in 2005 that he moved to the Minneapolis area.
He was a very spiritual person who loved reading his bible and listening to Christian music and watching Christian television. He was very personable and loved visiting with everyone.
Kevin is survived by his mother, Lois Urwiler of O'Neill, NE; 2 brothers, Loren Urwiler of Moville, Iowa and Harlan Urwiler of Overland Park, Ks. He also has many aunts, uncles, cousins and several nieces and nephews.
Kevin was preceded in death by his father, Roy.
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Dear Lois & family,
So sorry about your loss of Kevin. He's at peace now. Keeping you in thoughts & prayers.
Katie & Mike
I am very sad to hear of Kevin's passing. I will not be able to make it to the funeral, but you'll be in my thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to the Urwiler family during this time of loss and grieving. Please know that you are in my heart.
I wasn't sure where to send a card, so I'll share my thoughts and condolences here. Kevin was a special person to me. I have fond memories of us playing as children at your family farm- in the woods, at the barn, and upstairs. I have memories of being in Sunday School together as Lois gave the lesson using a felt board, and singing (or maybe I should say, laughing) in the church choir during holiday programs. I remember a picture of Tony and Kevin, sitting in your kitchen dressed in wide brim suede hats and vests. I think we called them Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid- they were quite the pair. In later years, I appreciated how Kevin kept in touch and was a source of communication in our family. I admired his perseverance, strength, and positive attitude through each stage of diabetic health decline. Most of all, I was touched by Kevin's steadfast faith and commitment to God and church. I get emotional as I think of him fully whole, in the presence of our savior, praised for his unwavering belief in a God who is good and present in our lives. You have arrived, Kevin, and I can't wait to see you again.
Lois and family,
Sorry to hear about Kevin. May God help you through this difficult time. My prayers are with you.
Kevin, we will miss you. You were always concerned about the church and you could always be counted on to pray for any need. You always had an easy smile and willing to talk to anyone. I will see you again some day.
I was very sad to hear about Kevin's passing. We spoke often and his love Jesus was evident. I will miss him until we meet in glory.
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