AMerican Veteran 13

John Dale Horvath

August 18, 1944 ~ July 10, 2020 (age 75)


John D. Horvath, 75, of Elkhart, IN, died on Friday, July 10, 2020 at his residence. He was born August 18, 1944 in Elkhart, IN to the late William and Marjorie (Kessler) Horvath.  He married Marilyn (Anderson) Butler on July 31, 1976 in Goshen, IN.

She survives along with a sister Mary (Daniel) Gordon of Elkhart; three step sons; Bruce and Blake Butler both of Elkhart; Brent (Jana) Butler of Winterset, Iowa; a step daughter Laurie Suter of Tucson, AZ; nine grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Michael, and Stephen Horvath.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 pm Thursday July 16, 2020 at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home, 403 West Franklin Street, Elkhart. A memorial service for John will be held at a later date. A zoom video is being planned for during the memorial service for family and friends that are out of town. A private family graveside service will take place at Rice Cemetery in Elkhart.

Mr. Horvath was retired from Dometic Corporation as a Maintenance Supervisor. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Elkhart General Hospital Auxiliary, Experimental Aircraft Association, the Mishawaka Pilots Club and served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer of the Airport Reality Corporation. He also served on the Elkhart City Redevelopment Commission.

In lieu of flowers donations may be given to the American Cancer Society of Indiana or the Fist Presbyterian Church Foundation of Elkhart.

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July 16, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home Inc.
403 W. Franklin Street
Elkhart, IN 46516


Elkhart First Presbyterian Foundation
200 E. Beardsley Avenue, Elkhart IN 46514

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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