John Charles Horacek, 84, died Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at Cedar Village Retirement Home, Ness City.


He was born at the family home near Rush Center to Czechoslovakian immigrants Frank and Mary Hrdlicka Horacek. He was a graduate of La Crosse High School.


He married Bonnie Lavonne Spreier on Nov. 25, 1948. She preceded him in death in 2005.


He enjoyed farming for over 75 years and polka dancing. He was a truck driver, insurance salesman, mechanic, carpenter and fix-it man.


Survivors include two sons, Larry Horacek, Arnold and Danny and wife, Cecilia, Munjor; a daughter. Shirla and husband, Danny Walker, Laramie, Wyo.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Barron; and a brother, Frank Horacek, Jr.


A private family burial will be in Utica Cemetery.


Family visitation will not be available because of the ongoing Corona Virus Pandemic.


Memorials are suggested to Ransom Veterans of Foreign Wars or the Ransom Go-getter’s Senior Center in care of Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City.