|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1923|
|Death: ||Nov. 9, 2000|
November 16, 2000 - The Newkirk Herald Journal, Newkirk, Kay County, Oklahoma.
Richard Michael "Rick" Horinek, longtime Newkirk resident, died Thursday morning, Nov. 9. 2000 at his daughter's home in Del City. He was 77.
The son of Anton Thomas and Frances (Vrbas) Horinek, he was born August 8, 1923 near Newkirk. He grew up on the family farm and began his education at St. Francis Catholic School. He then attended Newkirk High School where he graduated with the class of 1941. After graduation he worked for several years at the DX Filling Station in Newkirk. Later he farmed for a time before starting his own sign making business, and he became a master craftsman in the making of neon sign .
On July 18, 1945 he and Lola Inez Chapin were married in Ponca City. They established their first home on the farm, moving a short time later into Newkirk where he has since resided.
He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing, trapping and hunting. His greatest interest was in preaching and the roadside mission he operated.
He is survived by five sons, Mike Horinek of Marland, Doug Horinek of Tulsa, Randy Horinek of Newkirk, Tim Horinek of Tonkawa and Terry Horinek of Newkirk; six daughters, Connie Engle of Del City, Pam Jones of Tonkawa, Debbie Gardner of Arkansas City, Angela Mefford, Christa Greer and Tina Eckert, all of Newkirk; two brothers, Edward Horinek of Page City, KS and Elmer Horinek of Newkirk; one sister, Gertrude Frick of Ponca City; 30 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Jeff; a grandson, Jack Ray Engle, Jr.; one great-grandson, Nathaniel; his parents, and nine brothers and sisters.
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:0 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13 in St. Francis Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Beckman as celebrant. Burial followed in Newkirk Cemetery under the direction of Miller-Stahl Funeral Service.
Those serving as casket bearers were his five sons, Mike, Doug, Randy, Tim and Terry, and Jay Kirkendall. Honorary bearers were Troy Horinek, Matt Horinek, Chris Horinek, Jeremy Horinek Wes Horinek, Chad Eckert and Tony Gardner.
A memorial fund has been established with the American Heart Association. Contributions may be made in Horinek's memory through Eastman National Bank, P.O. Box 468, Newkirk 74647.
Anton Thomas Horinek (1878 - 1965)
Frances Vrbas Horinek (1886 - 1956)
Timothy Scott Horinek (____ - 2013)*
Terry M. Horinek (1962 - 2013)*
Rose Horinek Tubbs (1907 - 1999)*
Anna Horinek Vap (1908 - 1941)*
Elizabeth V. Horinek Vap (1911 - 1995)*
Thomas J. Horinek (1916 - 1977)*
Bernard A. Horinek (1918 - 1994)*
Edward V. Horinek (1921 - 2002)*
Richard Michael Horinek (1923 - 2000)
Elmer Anthony Horinek (1925 - 2012)*
Created by: Judy Mayfield
Record added: Feb 10, 2012
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