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St. Leo Catholic Church
Thursday April 9th, 2020

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Laddie Lawrence Horacek

Laddie Lawrence Horacek was born Tuesday, May 7, 1929 to Charles and Helen (Walloch) Horacek in Yankton County. He completed the eighth grade at Dunwoody Country School.
Laddie began his farming career working with the Rezac family. He served in the Army during the Korean War and spent over 17 months overseas. Laddie was honorably discharged in 1953 as an ERC Engineer. He was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal, Bronze Service Star and the UN Service Medal.
When Laddie returned to civilian life he came back to Tyndall and farmed with his family. Laddie married Jane Pavlik May 11, 1954 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Verdigre, Nebraska. He and Jane purchased their own farm in 1961 just south west of Tyndall, where they made their home and raised their children.
Laddie was a member of the VFW and St. Leo Catholic Church. Laddie loved to fish, travel and camp. He met many friends traveling to Montana several years for calf sales.
Laddie Lawrence Horacek, age 90, of rural Tyndall, died Friday, April 5, 2020 in hospice at his daughter and son-in-law’s home in Sioux Falls.
Laddie is survived by his daughter Laurie (Andy) Bass; grandson Kenny Bass; sisters-in-law Blanche Skoken, Jeanne Pavlik, Carolyn Pavlik-Larson and Grace Pavlik; brothers-in-law John Rudloff and Charles Johnson; several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife Jane; son Darryl; parents and brothers Raymond, Lloyd and Charles.

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I am so sad to hear of Laddie's passing. Hadn't seen him in a good long while, but remember this dear 1st cousin's visits to my parents when I was growing up. Rest in the loving arms of Jesus, dear cousin . My sympathy to all the family.

Patricia Thomas Bang Apr 20 2020 12:16 AM

Sorry to hear about Laddie. It was a year ago I went to see him and we visited all afternoon. He sure still told his stories about things he did and his traveling. May he rest in peace.

Charlie Berka Apr 11 2020 5:20 AM

Happy to be able to attend Laddie's service via YouTube. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, The Pavliks

Dennis and Mary Ann Pavlik Apr 11 2020 12:18 AM

Our sincere sympathy to the Family and Friends of Laddie

Dennis and Mary Plihal Apr 10 2020 9:59 PM

Sending our deepest sympathy to your family. We always enjoyed visiting with Laddie. He will be missed.

Randy & Lisa Weier Apr 10 2020 5:26 AM

We have many great memories of the times we spent with Laddie. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Todd and Marge Kniffen Apr 10 2020 2:39 AM

Prayers to the family!! Laddie will be missed by many. I always enjoyed his stories about his vacations. God bless his family and friends.

Shirley Woods Apr 9 2020 8:39 PM

Miss those visits he made when Andy, Laurie and Kenny lived here. Also, miss those Christmas visits with all of you in Denver. Love and thoughts for Laurie and Kenny at this time. Love, Aunt Benzie.

Brenda Padberg Apr 9 2020 7:59 PM

Very nice funeral service for Laddie. Father Forcelle had a beautiful sermon. May Laddie Rest in Peace! Sorry I wasn't able to attend the service but was glad to be able to watch it online. Laddie always was very pleasant and willing to visit whenever we happened to run into each other. He lived a long and fruitful life.

Sue and Joe Pechous Apr 9 2020 5:56 PM

We offer our sincere sympathy to you regarding the passing of Laddie. I felt welcomed to the community by him when I married Ed, and I was happy to do the alterations on his overalls these past years. Thanks to him for his military service and the flag disposal box. May he rest in peace.

Edward and Connie Kniffen Apr 9 2020 5:02 PM

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