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MARION HORACEK

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Oct. 7, 1937 - Mar. 13, 2013 YUKON Marion Louis Horacek was born Oct. 7, 1937 and left us to be with God on Mar. 13, 2013. He was born in Red Rock, OK to Louis and Marcella Horacek. He graduated from Kiefer High School in 1955. He hitchhiked from Perry, OK to Stillwater, OK, to attend Oklahoma State University for one year. In 1956, he joined the U.S. Air Force and proudly served until 1960. In 1960, he left the U.S. Air Force and accepted a job at AT&T where he worked for 37 years. In 1960, he was introduced to Jessie, his wife of 51 years, by his mom and her mom at church. He married the love of his life on May 27, 1961 in Sapulpa, OK. He was blessed to have two baby girls, Brenda, in 1963, and Tammy, in 1965. During his life, he lived and worked in Sapulpa, OK, Forrest City, AR, Yukon, OK and Tulsa, OK. He returned to Oklahoma in 1977, where he operated computers for long distance telephone for AT&T in Oklahoma City. Because education was so important to him, he earned his Associate's Degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University in 1993. We were SO PROUD! The joy of his life was his family. He adored his 5 grandchildren, Jerry, Katelyn, Trey, Addie, and Hannah, and cherished every minute he had with them. Preceding him in death were his parents; his in-laws, Jess and Theresa Guilfoyle; and one brother, Bill Horacek. He is survived by his wife, Jessie; his daughters, Brenda Faulkner and her husband Keith of Edmond and Tammy Niles and her husband Jason of Yukon/Mustang; five grandchildren, Jerry and his wife Auyko, Katelyn, Trey, Addie, and Hannah; three siblings, Jerry Horacek and his wife Carol, Larry Horacek, and Phil Horacek and his wife Liz; three sisters-in-law, Joyce Bayouth, Johnette Green and Charlotte Horacek; and many nieces and nephews. His greatest accomplishment was caring for his family and friends and serving the Lord. Although he had not been able to attend the Catholic Church in several years, his faith was very important to him. He attended Mass until he was no longer physically able. He was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus. The family would like to thank Crossroads Hospice and The Lakes Nursing Home for the special care given in the last months of his life. There will be a Wake-Rosary Ceremony Sun., Mar. 17, 2013, at 7:00pm at Yanda & Son Funeral Home, 1500 W Vandament, Yukon, OK. Mass of Christian Burial will be Mon., Mar. 18, 2013, at 10:00am, at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, 600 Garth Brooks Blvd., Yukon, OK. Military Honors will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 8701 NW Expressway, OKC, OK. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Crossroads Hospice at 701 SE 82nd St., OKC, OK 73149, and The at 123 N. Classen Blvd., OKC, Oklahoma, 73106. We are so proud of you and love you so much! You will be missed so much but we are so glad that you are holding a place for us in Heaven. Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com

Published in The Oklahoman on Mar. 15, 2013
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