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George Horak

Posted 2024-02-13 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald on Feb. 11, 2024 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

George Horak, most recently from Lake Havasu City and formerly of
Glenwood, Illinois was born on Oct. 18, 1941, to Emil and Barbara Horak
in Dolton, Illinois. He passed on Jan. 30, 2024 at the age of 82 and was
preceded in death by his parents and three older siblings Emil, Arthur,
Barbara and younger brother Clarence.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Dorothy Lee (Lewis) Horak, his
children Cindy (Chuck) Michalski, Bonnie Horak, Amy (Ismael) Hernandez,
Rita (John) Linnemann, and Gregory Horak, his grandchildren Julie (Mike)
Carlson, Joel (Virginia Wyatt) Michalski, Shari French, Emily Michalski,
Vincent Hernandez, Ryan Hernandez, Abigail Linnemann, Anna Linnemann,
Zosia Horak, Charles Horak, and Nadia Horak, great-grandchildren Adam
and Dean Carlson and a third expected in May 2024. He also left behind
his sister Josephine Bland, special friends Jerry and Diane Koller, many
nieces and nephews.

He graduated from Thornton Township High School in 1960 and began
working for various businesses retiring as a driver for PTO Services. As
a Glenwood volunteer firefighter, George worked hard to give back to his
community and retired as a captain in 2004 after 34 years of service.

He believed in helping others, and as a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran
Church, built on that belief by supporting The Wood Shop Ministry and
singing in the choir. When in Illinois, he supported St. Andrew's
Lutheran Church by assisting with the Seniors Outreach program while it
was active and served on the church council.

George loved to travel and joined Bartlett Tours on over 25 trips. His
other hobbies included participating in many fishing tournaments with
The Elks Fishing Club and being an avid sports fan. He also enjoyed
playing softball, bowling, biking, hunting and watching his favorite
Chicago teams - the Cubs and the Bears.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at Mt.
Olive Lutheran Church in Lake Havasu City. In lieu of flowers, please
consider donating to one of the following: a local volunteer fire
department; a regional or state burn camp; the wood shop ministry or
music departments at Mt. Olive.

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