Margit (Gitti) Hornak (Neumann), born in Morchenstern, Kreis Gablonz an der Neisse (Czechoslovakia) on 4/3/1925, left this earth for Heaven on March 25, 2013. She joins her husband Joseph, her parents Martha (Marta Mewald) of Czechoslovakia and Max Neumann of Austria, her brother Max, baby daughter Christine, and many friends. Margit and Joe met after the end of World War II when he was stationed on a base in Germany where she was a translator. After being doggedly pursued, she finally came to her senses and married the love of her life and they were together for 52 wonderful years. For the 23 years Joe was in the Air Force, she followed him from country to country and through three wars, supporting him, and giving him six wonderful children. Then, in March of 1966, Margit and Joe moved to Colorado Springs, decided to retire, and called this their permanent home. Already avid bowlers, they quickly got into the local bowling scene. Margit was snatched up by Brunswick Circle Lanes were she worked for 20+ years as a Program Director. She continued her bowling career, eventually becoming a Hall of Fame Member. She enjoyed coaching her "kids," seeing many of them go on to become great bowlers. One of the hardest things she ever had to do was give up her bowling. After the death of her beloved husband, she assumed his delivery job working for Pasch Optical until she was incapacitated by a sudden illness in late 2012. She made many friends and the interactions kept her going. Margit leaves behind a big loving family in Ursula (Rob) Carter, Max (Amy) Hornak, Joseph Hornak, Jr., Heidi (Bob) Slonka, Patricia Hornak, four grandsons - Nicholas (Casey) Scott, Benjamin Hornak, Jonathan Hornak, Andrew Hornak, three great grandchildren - Trinity Marie (Benjamin), Rory and Cooper (Nick and Casey), and everyone who always referred to her as "their other mom!" We will miss her sharp mind and quick wit! What an example and legacy she has left for all of us that have known and loved her! A visitation is planned for Monday, April 1, 2013 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Swan-Law Funeral Director's. The funeral service will be on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Swan-Law Funeral Director's Cascade Chapel, with burial following at 2:00 p.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Flowers appreciated or donations to the
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Published in The Gazette on Mar. 31, 2013