James Charles Horvat


Birth: October 10th, 1934
Death: April 15th, 2018
Age: 83 years
Residence:Merrill
High School:Breckenridge High School -
College:MSU -
Degree:Agriculture Degree

James Charles Horvat

Age 83, of Merrill, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Schnepp Senior Care in St. Louis.

James was born October 10, 1934 in Saginaw, the son of Stephen and Hermina Horvat. He attended school at Merrill Sacred Heart Academy, graduated from Breckenridge School and from MSU earned his Agriculture Degree. James married Rosa Lee Smythe on February 5, 1955. He worked for the Midland County Road Commission, but his true passion was farming. James was a hard worker and gave 100% to everything he did. He was a member of St. Patrick Ryan Catholic Church.

He is survived by two sons, James Joseph (Gail) Horvat and Kurt Patrick (Jodi) Horvat; daughter, Deborah Lynn (Tim) Stoneman; seven grandchildren: Justin (Jamie) Stoneman, Jared (Shannon) Stoneman, Jami (Wouter) Van Loon, Jena (Joe) Laubscher, Dan (Tammy) Horvat, and Noah and Gracie Horvat; eleven great-grandchildren: BayLee, Brooke, Brayden, Gabrielle, Elijah, Janel, Alexa, Jaxon, Sawyer, Ezra and Franja; special niece Kelly Pratt and her family; and many nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brothers John and Stephen Horvat.

A memorial Prayer Service will be held Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11 am at the Lux and Whiting Funeral Chapel, 156 W. Saginaw St., Breckenridge, with Dn. Al Oliver celebrating. Visitation will be held Friday from 9 am until time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Charity of Choice. To view James’s obituary or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.luxfuneralhomes.com.



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