Mass of Christian Burial for Urban J. Endres, age 95 of Muenster, was scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 23, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. A Rosary/Vigil was held on Thursday, October 22, also at the church. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Services were officiated by Rev. Ken Robinson and directed by Scott Funeral Home of Muenster. Mr. Endres died October 19, 2015.
Urban Endres was born on January 28, 1920 in Muenster, Texas. His parents were Werner and Adelaide (Luke) Endres.
Urban was a graduate of Subiaco Academy. He was a Ford Dealer in Muenster for over 50 years and a distributor for Schlitz Beer and other brands for 44 years. Urban was very active in the community. He served on the Muenster City Council for four years and as Mayor for six years. He was elected to the Muenster ISD Board in 1961 and served for 21 years, 13 as President. He was elected to the Cooke County College (North Central Texas College) Board in 1966 and served for 30 years, 12 as Chairman. Urban was also a long-time member of the Muenster State Bank Board of Directors.
Urban was married on April 3, 1945 to Jane Miller. They had five children: Eileen, Stephen, Carl, Danny and Jack; fourteen grandchildren: Stephen Vogel, Valerie Henscheid, Keith Vogel, Ivy, Adam, and Eli Endres, Michael, Russell, Katie and Samantha Endres, Eric, Jennifer, Emily, and Scott Endres; and ten great grandchildren: Ryan and Chad Henscheid, Sarah, Kyle, Nolan and Conner Vogel, Emily and Hannah Davis, Jude Rodelo, and Jacob Endres.
He loved to travel with his family and friends and made many special trips throughout the world with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed being a part of his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s lives and always took great pride in their achievements.
He enjoyed playing cards, especially gin rummy and Texas Holdem. He loved sports and was an avid Texas Rangers fan. Jane and Urban had season tickets for many years and had a great time seeing them play in the World Series.
Urban loved pecans and was an accomplished tree grafter and candy maker. He enjoyed motorcycles and rode a Harley Davidson until he was 84 years old. He loved Sacred Heart Church and was a life-long member of the Knights of Columbus.
Urban is survived by his sisters Florence Margaret (Florene) Kupper of Marlin and Della Rose (Dollie) Gorman Laviolette of Roscoe, IL; his sons and their spouses: Carl and Karen Endres of The Colony, Danny and Jan Endres of Muenster, Jack and Mary Endres of Jacksonville; and son-in-law Bob Vogel, husband of the late Eileen Endres Vogel, of Muenster. Also surviving him are the 14 grandchildren and the 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Endres, his daughter, Eileen Vogel, his son Stephen Endres, his parents, Werner and Adelaide Endres, and his brothers Arthur Endres, Gilbert Endres, and Paul Endres, and his sister Mary (Girlie) Fuhrman.
Pallbearers were: Michael Endres, Russell Endres, Eric Endres, Scott Endres, Eli Endres, Adam Endres, Stephen Vogel, and Keith Vogel.
The family requests that any memorials be made to: Subiaco Abbey and Academy or Heart to Heart Hospice.
Reuby Jane Miller Endres
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