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Larry Albert Horak

February 22, 1936 ~ March 18, 2021 (age 85)


Larry Albert Horak, 85, of Mesa, AZ passed away March 18, 2021.  He was born February 22, 1936, in Wyndmere, ND to John J. and Mary Agnes [Motl] Horak. 

On September 3, 1956, Larry was married to the love of his life, Frances Elizabeth Braun in Breckinridge, MN, and the two started their life together and raised three sons, Steven, Michael and Tom.  In December of 1958, he joined the United States Army and was stationed in France where he worked in radio communications and radio transmitter repair; he was honorably discharged in December of 1964 as an (SP5).  

Following the military, Larry went on to work in construction as a general contractor where he built homes in and around the Necedah, Wisconsin area for more than 25 years. He excelled and enjoyed fixing or repairing anything electrical or mechanical.  In the early 1980s, he started a frozen pizza business while also developing and marketing ancillary supporting products for the frozen pizza industry. Upon retirement, he moved to Mesa, Arizona where he resided for 20 plus years. He was a religious and devout Catholic and a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Phoenix, Arizona.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Frances; his sons and their spouses, Steven (Glenda), Michael (Barb) and Tom (Christine);  21 grandchildren, Andrew (Megan), James (Teresa), Alexander (Margaret) Nicole (John), Bridget (Luke), Angela, Joseph, Steven (Jillian), Lawrence, Mariam, Leo, Rosemary, Kelly (Russ), Stephanie (Chris), Amber (Joe), Michaela, Hannah, Hailee, Evan, Eli and Skyler; 22 great-grandchildren and his sister Alice (Frank).  He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary, siblings, Mary, Timothy (Clara), George and Wences (Ruth). A great-granddaughter Aileen Marie.

Requiem Mass will be at 7:15 AM Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Assumption Chapel with interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Friday, March 26 at the funeral home.

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March 26, 2021

7:00 PM
Piper Funeral Home
714 Maple Street
St. Marys, KS 66536

Requiem Mass
March 27, 2021

7:15 AM
Assumption Chapel (St. Marys)

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