James A. Horsch
James A. Horsch, age 85, died Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Via Christi Village in Ponca City, OK. James was born March 24, 1926 to Peter J. and Abbie (Orth) Horsch. James married Mary Lois Fouquet on February 3, 1948 in Osceola, MO. She survives.
James served in the Navy Seabees during WWII. He worked for 39 years as a depot agent for the Rock Island Railroad. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion all of Pratt and was a member of the Trans-Communication Union.
He is survived by his wife Mary, four sons: JD Horsch of Ottawa, KS, Steve Horsch of Dillon, CO, Bob Horsch and Mike Horsch both of Wichita, three daughters: Kathy Godfrey of Wichita, Jane Sneath of Meade, KS and Lisa Miller of Ponca City standing for Diane Watson who preceded him death, a sister: Dorothy Klein of Wichita, 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, May 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pratt with Reverend Floyd McKinney presiding. Inurnment will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, KS at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in care of the mortuary. Friends may leave condolences for the family at www.larrisonmortuary.com.