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1919 - 2012 |
Hilda M. (Meier) Hornak, age 92 of Burton, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby.
Hilda was born Sept. 14, 1919, in Cleveland.
She graduated from Jane Adams High School and married John M. Hornak July 15, 1939.
She worked at Halle Bros. for many years and worked as a spot welder during World War II. In 1954, Hilda, John and their four sons moved to Burton. She eventually became the manager of the Manor House Dining Room at Punderson State Park for nine years before she and her husband purchased the Moonglow Tavern in Newbury, remodeled it and reopened it as the Country Squire Inn. She ran the successful restaurant and cocktail lounge from 1965 to 1972, when she suffered a stroke and they sold the business. After she recovered from her stroke she worked at ATI, until she retired along with her husband, John.
Hilda's entire life was devoted to her four sons, their children, and grandchildren, as well as her four sisters, their children and their grandchildren.
She is survived by her four sons, Bob (Carole), Don (Marilyn), Tom (Evelyn), and Sam (Lynda); 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Emma Jackam; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; and three sisters, Elizabeth, Eleanor and Ethel.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Peace Lutheran Church, 12686 Bass Lake Road, Munson Township.
A gathering of friends and family will be held 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Russell Funeral Service, 15670 West High St. (Route 87), Middlefield. Burial will be in Welton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Peace Lutheran Church.
Online condolences may be made at
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Mar. 15, 2012
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- Lisa Horgan
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