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Edward E. Horak

October 9, 1909 — October 14, 2000

Edward E. Horak, 91, 1615 20th Road, Tippecanoe, Ind., died of natural causes at 8:48 a.m., in the Bremen Community Hospital, Bremen, Ind., on Saturday, October 14, 2000.  Ed has been a resident of Tippecanoe for the last 25 years, coming from Palatine, Ill.

Born in Chicago, Ill., on October 9, 1909, he was the son of Frederick and Josephine Lodel Horak.  He attended St. Edward’s School in Chicago before moving to Des Plaines, Ill.

On September 4, 1937, in St. Francis Church, Milwaukee, Wisc., Ed and Kathryn M. Nellessen were married.

He worked thirty-four years for the Suburban Oil Company of Forrest Park, Ill., as a driver and teamster.  He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp. #609 out of Ft. Sheridan, Ill.,  and served in the Mt. Hood, Oregon area.

Ed loved farming.  He retired from the oil company to be a farmer.  He enjoyed people…especially his family.  A man of great humor, he could walk into a room filled with strangers and leave, having greeted all and made some new friends.

Service to his God and mankind were hallmarks of his life.  He volunteered his skills and knowledge to those in need.

He was a member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church.

Ed is survived by Kathryn, his wife of sixty-three years, and by their two daughters: Kathryn H. And Michael Barrett, Naperville, Ill., and Elizabeth Rang, Lake Zurich, Ill.

Five granddaughters and two grandsons also survive.  They are:  Deborah Anne and Cal Schneider, Winthrop Harbor, Ill., Maureen Anne and Mark McNicholas, Elizabeth Marie and Thomas Stibbe, all of Naperville, Ill., Margaret Ruth and Blake Chapin, Plainfield, Ill., and Barbara Louise and James Cook, Pleasant Prairie, Wisc.   His grandsons are Timothy Edward and Connie Rang, Wauconda, Ill., and Patrick Daniel and Elise Barrett, Durham, N.C.

Seven great-granddaughters and seven great-grandsons also survive.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents and, Walter Mann, a half-brother.

Visitation with the family will be on Monday, October 16, 2000, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St.  A Rosary Service will be held following visitation at 8 p.m..

The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, October 17, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church.  The Rev. Father Anthony Gillespie will officiate.

Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Plymouth.

Memorial gifts in Ed’s memory may be made to St. Michael’s Mission 2000.
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