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Emma R. Horwath
  • St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
    334 Divison St.
    Vassar, MI 48768
  • Tuscola County Medical Care Facility
    1285 Cleaver Rd.
    Caro, MI 48723

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HORWATH, Emma R. (Urbanski)
Vassar, Michigan

Emma Rita Horwath, age 97 years, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility. She was born on November 10, 1917 in Wyandotte, Michigan, the daughter of the late John and Stella Urbanski. On October 14, 1940 she married Anthony Horwath, and he preceded her in death on November 21, 1989. Emma was employed at Vassar Manufacturing and retired from Means Industries in 1980 after more than 30 years of service. She was a longtime member of St. Frances X. Cabrini Catholic Church. Emma loved spending time with her grandchildren and visiting with her friends and neighbors. She enjoyed garage sales and bird watching.

Surviving are her children, Jim (Helen) Horwath, John Horwath, Babe (Gary) Churcott and Tom Horwath; grandchildren, Tom (Karen) Horwath, Dan (Stacey) Horwath, Andrew (Stephanie) Horwath, Steve (Molly) Horwath, Rae Ann (Mike) Hadd, Michael (Chong) Horwath, John (Laura) Horwath, Amy (Patrick) Dunham, Tony (Laura) Churcott, Brett Horwath, Tyler Horwath and Kallie Horwath; 17 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, John (Dorothy) Horwath and many nieces and nephews. Emma was preceded in death by her grandson, Doug Horwath; great-grandson, Christopher James Horwath; and daughters-in-law, Kris Horwath and Geneva Horwath.

Funeral liturgy will be at celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at St. Frances X. Cabrini Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow at East Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends on Monday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, 149 N. Main St. in Vassar. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Emma will lie in state at the church on Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the mass. Those desiring may make contributions to the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility or to St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.