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Joan S. Goetz Horvath
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1929
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 4, 2011
Berrien County
Michigan, USA

Joan S. Horvath
June 3, 1929 - Sept. 4, 2011

GRANGER - Joan S. Horvath, 82, of Granger, IN, passed away at 3:33 a.m. Sunday, September 4, 2011, in Buchanan Meadows, Buchanan, MI. Joan was born on June 3, 1929, in South Bend, to Walter and Marie (Czosnowski) Goetz Sr. She had been formerly employed as a secretary with Fadell Personnel Offices and Business Systems. On June 7, 1947, in South Bend, as Joan S. Goetz, she married Eugene J. Horvath, who preceded her in death in November 1981. Also preceding her in death were her parents, Walter and Marie Goetz; her sister, Betty Goetz; her brother, Walter Goetz, Jr.; and her fiancée, Robert Hoover. Survivors include her two daughters, Vicki (Larry) Gimson and Pam (Albert) Szoke, both of Granger, IN; three grandchildren, Kelly (Michael) Harten, Adam (Alissa) Danielson and Michael Szoke; and six great-grandchildren, Madeline, Parker, Caleb, Korbin, Ella and Landon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. today, September 7, 2011, in St. Pius X Church. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park. Friends called from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, where a parish Rosary was prayed at 4:00 p.m. Friends may also call from 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. today in St. Pius X Church. Joan was a member of St. Pius X Parish. She was a former CCD instructor at St. Pius X. She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Elkhart. Joan enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and going to the casino. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Buchanan Meadows and Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. To send online condolences, please visit

Published in South Bend Tribune on September 7, 2011 
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  Eugene J. Horvath (1927 - 1981)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
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Record added: Sep 06, 2011
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 Added: Sep. 6, 2011

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