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Joseph Frank Horwath


Joseph Frank Horwath, age 93, died peacefully at home in Lansing on June 4, 2014.  Joe was born on April 23, 1921 in Fowler, Michigan, where he lived on the family farm.  He was preceded in death by his mother Anna, father Michael, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters.  Joe married Mary Lou (Given) on June 7, 1947, and they were married for 67 years.  Joe retired from General Motors after 35 years of service as a welder.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.  Joe and Mary Lou founded Horwath Trucking, Inc., star route mail contractors for over 50 years.  He remained active with the company throughout his retirement years and also enjoyed square dancing, golfing, travel, and spending time up north at the cottage.

He is survived by his loving wife Mary Lou, 3 sons, Robert Horwath and special friend Kathi, Ronald (Diane) Horwath, and William (Elaine) Horwath; 6 grandchildren, Jamie (Chris) Guardiola, Joshua (Lisa) Horwath, Tyler Horwath, Ashley (Brad) Ross, Heather Horwath, and Hillary Horwath; and 3 great-grandchildren, Alexis, Kailee, and Molly.

Funeral Service is 11:00 AM Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw, Lansing with Pastor Jane Ellen Johnson officiating.  Visitation will be Friday 5-8 PM and Saturday 10-11 AM at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or the Mason-Holt Eagles in memory of Joe.  The family is being served by Tiffany Funeral Home.  Friends may visit the guest book at

Published in Lansing State Journal on June 6, 2014
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