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Fr. George Horath dies November 2 Print E-mail
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Sunday, Nov. 02, 2014 -- 11:23 AM
Fr. George Horath

BOSCOBEL -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Fr. George Horath at Queen of All Saints Parish (St. Mary Church), 960 Jefferson St., Fennimore, on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Bishop Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, will be the celebrant with Fr. Miguel Galvez, parochial administrator, Queen of All Saints Parish, Fennimore, as homilist.

Interment will take place immediately following the Mass at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Fennimore, with the Rite of Committal presided by Father Galvez. A luncheon will be served at the parish hall following interment at the cemetery.

Visitation at Queen of All Saints Parish (St. Mary Church) will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary service at 3:30 pm.

Father Horath died on Sunday, Nov. 2, at the age of 79 at Gundersen Boscobel Area Healthcare.

He was born on October 4, 1935, in Chicago, Ill., the son of and William and Mary (Martin) Horath. After attending Little Flower and later Christ the King Parish Grade School in Chicago, Father Horath attended St. Ignatius High School in Chicago. He studied philosophy at St. Francis Minor Seminary in Milwaukee, and Queen of Apostles Seminary in Madison. He continued his theological studies at St. Francis Major Seminary in Milwaukee. He was ordained by Bishop Cletus F. O’Donnell, Bishop of Madison, on May 25, 1963, at St. Raphael Cathedral, Madison.

Father Horath served the Diocese of Madison as a parochial vicar at St. John the Baptist Parish, Princeton; St. John the Baptist Parish, Jefferson; St. Dennis Parish, Madison; and as pastor for 36 years for St. Mary Parish, Fennimore, with eventual mission of St. Lawrence O’Toole Parish, Mt. Hope, and St. John Nepomuc Parish, Castle Rock (now merged into Queen of All Saints Parish, Fennimore), until his retirement from active ministry in 2011 as pastor emeritus.

He also served the diocese as the area vocation director for Marquette, Green Lake, and Columbia Counties, and as a member of the Diocese of Madison Board of Education.

Memorials may be given to the Priests for Our Future campaign for seminarian education in the Diocese of Madison. Online condolences may be made at www.larsonfuneralhomes.com.

Father Horath was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Fr. Bill Horath, and infant brother. He is survived by Fr. James Horath and his sister, Mary Joan Boyle.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Priests for Our Future campaign for seminarian education in the Diocese of Madison. Online condolences may be made at www.larsonfuneralhomes.com.

 
 
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