Susan K. Urbanska


Susan Urbanska, age 74 of Brainerd and formerly of Foley, passed away Nov. 1, 2023, at her home surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon Wednesday, Nov. 8, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley.  The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate and burial will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesdday, Nov. 7, at the Foley Funeral Home with parish prayers at 5 p.m. Visitation will continue from 11a.m. to noon at the church Wednesday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home. 

Susan K. Urbanska was born Nov. 12, 1948, in St. Cloud to Joseph and Delores (Bower) Graczyk.  She graduated from Foley High School, class of 1966.  She married Jim Urbanska Aug. 2, 1969, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill. Susan worked as a paraprofessional for the St. Cloud and Brainerd school districts as well as the St. Cloud Childrens Home. She enjoyed playing cards, journaling, camping and trips to the casino. She never missed a chance to spend time with her sisters. Her greatest joy was spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She is survived by her husband, Jim, Brainerd, and daughter, Stacy (Charles) Burns of Shoreview and son, Jeremy (Melissa) of Royalton and grandchildren: Mitchell (Kristen) Burns, Morgan (Seth) Teeter, Emma (Joe Baker), Nicole Urbanska (Matt Sieben) and Zachery Urbanska and great-grandchildren, Ryker and Jaxon Burns. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters: Ronnie (Gloria), Randy, Mike (Karla), Mary Jo (Terry) Reich and Tammy (Kevin) Krotzer. She was preceded in death by her parents, baby sister, Mary Graczyk and brother, Tim Graczyk.