Joseph E. Horak, Jr. Obituary

Joseph Emil Horak Jr., 66 yrs, of Deerfield, died Saturday, July 29, 2017, in St. Joseph
Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti. Friends may call at Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, on Tuesday,
August 1, 2017, from 3-8 PM. Joseph will lie in state on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, from
10 AM until the Mass of the Resurrection at 11 AM. at Light of Christ Parish, St.
Alphonsus Catholic Church, Deerfield. Fr. Jeffrey Poll will officiate. Burial will be in St.
Alphonsus Catholic Cemetery.

Born May 11, 1951, in Tecumseh, MI. Joseph was the son of Joseph Sr. and Elizabeth
(Motycka) Horak. He was a 1969 Summerfield High School Graduate. He married Martha
Jane Knowles on September 9, 1972, in St. Irene’s Catholic Church, Dundee. Joseph was a
lifelong farmer and also worked part time for Garst LP Gas for 30 yrs. He was a member
of Light of Christ Parish, St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Deerfield. Joseph was a member
of the Woodchuck Club and loved driving his tractor in the Petersburg Parade.

Survivors include: his wife, Martha; sons, Joseph Emil (Lindsay) Horak III, Jeffrey
Charles (Erin) Horak; a daughter, Melanie Jean (Steve Martin) Horak; a brother, Thomas
(Cathy) Horak and seven grandchildren, Kody, Jade, Joshua, Courtney, Jacob, Kyra and
Raya. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mildred Balun.

Memorial contributions for Mr. Horak Jr. can be made to: Deerfield Fire Department or St.
Alphonsus Catholic Cemetery.

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