HORBACH, Nick 1908-1966
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/13/2016 at 09:28:42
Businessman Nick Horbach Is Victim Of Heart Attack
Nick Horbach, a successful Grundy Center businessman, died suddenly and unexpectedly at his recreation home at Holiday Lake, near Brooklyn, Iowa, about eight o'clock Sunday evening. He was seated with other members of his family on the patio of their recreation home when he was suddenly stricken with a heart attack and he died within a few moments.
Mr. and Mrs. Horbach and their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Betzer and children, drove to their lake resort home after their store closed Saturday night, expecting to remain until Monday morning. On Sunday they were joined at the lake by their daughter, Mrs. Marion Reubel, and husband and family from Oskaloosa.
Mr. Horbach had purchased the summer home at the lake a short time ago and also modern boating and fishing facilities. He was 58 years old.
The sudden death was a severe shock to members of his family and heard with deep regret by Mr. Horbach's many friends.
The body was brought by the family to the Engelkes funeral home in Grundy Center, where funeral arrangements were made. Rosary was recited at the funeral home Monday and Tuesday evenings.
Services were held at 10 o'clock Wednesday forenoon at Sacred Heart Catholic church in Grundy Center. The service was conducted by Rev. Fr. Bodensteiner. Burial was in Sacred Heart cemetery, Grundy Center.
Casketbearers were Donald Coleman, Wallace Norman, Wm. Groote, A. V. Dieken, Kenneth McCluskey and Frank Mamminga.
Mr. Horbach was born at Templeton, Iowa, March 17, 1908, and he grew up there. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Horbach.
On February 27, 1933, Nick Horbach and Lou Rupiper were married at Roselle, Iowa. The first five years of their married life Mr. and Mrs. Horbach resided in Dyersville, Iowa, where Mr. Horbach was engaged in business. From Dyersville they moved to Cascade, Iowa, where Mr. Horbach managed a Gamble store for four years. 24 years ago the family moved to Grundy Center, where Mr. Horbach managed and built up an extensive business in the Gamble store. About a year ago the name of the store was changed to Horbach Furniture. He was a good businessman and his store operations were successful during all of his business years. The Horbachs expanded their business operation a few years ago by starting a furniture store in Toledo. That store is being managed by the son Ronald. Mr. Horbach also built two modern homes in Grundy Center in recent years.
Aside from his business activities, Mr. Horbach took an active part in civic work in the community. He was a member of the Grundy Center Community club and the past year was a director of the Grundy Center Development Commission.
Surviving are the wife, one son and two daughters. The son is Ronald, who resides in Toledo. The daughters are Mrs. Marion Ruebel from Oskaloosa and Mrs. Dean Betzer, Grundy Center. There are 13 grandchildren. Other surviving members of his family are three brothers and four sisters. The brothers are Jack and Joe Horbach from Manning, Ia., and William, Templeton, Iowa. The sisters are Mrs. Ambrose Bierl, Dyersville; Mrs. Frank Muhlbauer, Vail, Iowa; Mrs. Norbert Rupiper, Carroll, Iowa, and Sister Mary Joyce, Niles, Ill.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 July 1966, pg 1, 7
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