Joseph William Horvath

Born: Sat., Oct. 30, 1954
Died: Wed., Mar. 6, 2013


1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 10, 2013
Location: Lakeville

Memorial Service

4:00 PM Sun., Mar. 10, 2013
Location: Lakeville

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Joseph William Horvath
October 30, 1954 ~ March 6, 2013
Joseph William Horvath, 58, residing in Lakeville, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at home.  He was born in South Bend on October 30, 1954 to the late Emil Horvath and Irene Janette (Smith) McPherson, who survives in South Bend. Joseph is also survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Messana of Chicago and Nicole (James) Cutler of South Bend; one son, Arn Messana of South Bend; and one granddaughter, Mila Cutler.  Additionally, he is survived by sisters, Kathleen Horvath of South Bend and Maryann Kniffen of Chugiac, AK; and brothers, Patrick of Honolulu, HI, Francis of Lakeville, Thomas of Decatur, MI, John of Plymouth, Matthew of Edwardsburg, MI and James of South Bend.
Joseph was a self employed construction worker and a lifelong area resident.  He was a member of the American Legion in Lakeville and was a local Harley Davidson rider.  Joseph was also an avid Chicago Bears fan, who truly loved the game.
Memorial services for Joseph will be held at 4:00 pm Sunday, March 10, 2013 in the Palmer Funeral Home, 314 S. Michigan Street, Lakeville, IN. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 pm until the time of services on Sunday in the funeral home.
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Gina & Rick Hesch
   Posted Fri March 08, 2013
I always got away with calling you "Joey"...
You'll be missed my Bears Buddy !!

David Fuhr
   Posted Sat March 09, 2013

To the Horvath family,I want to send my condolences to you on the passing of your son and brother.Joe (Rat Beaver)was a good heart and he always made me chuckle.You have my deepest sympathy. David Fuhr

denise jones
   Posted Sat March 09, 2013
hey diane sorry to have read about joes death you have my deepest condolences. It was good to see you at the hospital . email me and we can talk again my thoughts and prayers are with you all

Denise Jones

Michael Keller
   Posted Sat March 09, 2013
To the family of Joe. I am sorry for your lost.May you find comfort in knowing your God. My Joe rest in Peace.


Ellen and Jeff Cutler
   Posted Sat March 09, 2013
Our thoughts and prays go out to you during this difficult. If there is anything that you need, please just call and we will be there anytime for each and everyone of you.

bobby chi
   Posted Sun March 10, 2013
Dear Janette,sons and daughters-I am so sorry for your loss.Joe was a good man,and he will truly be missed by everyone that knew him.I'm sorry that i was unable to attend Joe's viewing.Peace be with all of you. Bobby Chi

   Posted Sun March 10, 2013
Horvath Family
We send our sympathy to all your family for your great loss.
Know that memories are that which never let your loved ones be gone.

Richard & Vicki Albright

Mindy & Carl Fisher
   Posted Mon March 11, 2013
So sorry for your loss.
Hopefully instead of thinking about what you have lost, you can just think about all of the great memories you were so blessed to be able to make with Joe.

Diane Messana
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
I cannot thank you all enough for your kind words, its means so much to Joe's children.

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