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Dorothy (Lewis) Horak

Posted 2024-06-03 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald from May 19 to May 20, 2024 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Dorothy Horak, most recently from Lake Havasu City, formerly of
Glenwood, Illinois, was born on March 19, 1942, to Lester and Dorothy
Lewis in Chicago. She passed on May 14, 2024 at the age of 82 and was
preceded in death by her husband, George, her parents and seven siblings
Mike, Gwen, Jerry, Maida, Dale, Bob, and Keith.

She is survived by her children Cindy (Chuck) Michalski, Bonnie Horak,
Amy (Ismael) Hernandez, Rita (John) Linnemann, and Gregory Horak. She
also is survived by her 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 Carlson,
Dean Carlson and Genevieve Michalski; her sisters Kay Mielneczek, Cheryl
Hartl, her brother Lester Lewis, special friends Jerry and Diane Koller,
and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was a proud member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, often
participating in area meetings as well as annual gatherings. She
graduated from Bremen Township High School in 1960.

Dorothy believed in helping others and was the consummate volunteer
leading the charge at different times for Ladies Auxiliary of the
Illinois Firefighters Association, Ladies Auxiliary of the Glenwood Fire
Department, PTAs for Brookwood District 167, Bloom High School, Seniors
Outreach, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, to name a few. She was always ready
to help people in need and often lead the way.

Dorothy loved to travel and joined Bartlett Tours on over 25 trips. Her
other hobbies included shopping, lunching and spending time with family
and friends she considered family. She enjoyed music and dancing. She
played softball with some of her best friends and they all still love
each other today. She coached her own children in softball and was very
competitive, creating Grandma's Rules to several games, including life.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at Mt.
Olive Lutheran Church in Lake Havasu City. In lieu of flowers, please
consider donating to one of the following: American Cancer Society for
brain tumor research, a local Vacation Bible School program or Youth
Sports Program.

Arrangements cared for by Bradbury Memorial Center, in Lake Havasu City.
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