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William J. Horvatin

May 29, 1922 ~ November 22, 2020 (age 98)

Obituary

William J. Horvatin, 98, of Bloomer and formerly of Chippewa Falls, died Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Meadowbrook at Bloomer in Bloomer.

            William was born May 29, 1922 in Cornell, the son of John and Mary (Kambic) Horvatin. He graduated from Bloomer High School in 1940 and worked for American Motors in Kenosha. He served honorably in the U.S. Army.

            On April 24, 1954, William married Lucille Czarkowski at St. Casimic Church in Kenosha.

            William was a member of Holy Ghost Church, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #246 in Chippewa Falls and # 286 in Kenosha and the Knights of Columbus Goldsmith Council #974.

            William is survived by one daughter, Carol (Joseph) Piller of Kenosha; two sisters, Helen Ristau of Eau Claire and Marian Mercier of Brookfield; four grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

            William was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; one daughter, Linda Nelson; his parents; four brothers, Clarence, John, Joe and Ray Horvatin; one sister, Josephine Sutter; and significant other, Shirley Schaller.

            Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1 at Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls. Rev. Justin Kizewski will be celebrant of the funeral Mass. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Chippewa Falls. Military rites will be conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council.

            Friends may call from 11 a.m. until Noon on Tuesday, December 1 at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls.

            Per the state mandate, facemasks are required for all those attending.

AFTER SERVICE NOTICE:

Funeral services for William J. Horvatin were held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 1 at Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls.

            Rev. Justin Kizewski was celebrant of the funeral Mass and officiated at the prayers of interment in Calvary Cemetery in Chippewa Falls. Military rites were conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council with Taps played by Leo Schulte.

            Music during the Mass was provided by Judy Brist.

            Casket bearers were Lorraine Gardow, John Hansman, John, Mary and Ray Horvatin, and Terri Noel.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
December 1, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Horan Funeral Home (Chippewa Falls)
420 Bay Street
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
December 1, 2020

12:30 PM
Holy Ghost Church (Chippewa Falls)

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