Jun 10, 2014 - StaffLeo Glenn Horath, longtime resident of Thermopolis, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, after a short illness. He was 78 years old.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Hilltop Cemetery in Thermopolis.
Leo Glenn Horath was born July 11, 1935, in Effingham, Ill., the son of Andrew and Elizabeth Horath. He was the second youngest of 14 children.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 through 1960. In 1972 he moved his family to Wyoming where they lived briefly in Powell before moving to Thermopolis. Mr. Horath worked at the Thermopolis and Worland IGA grocery store as the butcher. He later went to work for Hot Springs County in the cemetery district.
After retirement, he remained in Thermopolis. His family said he enjoyed traveling with his longtime companion, Bernice Balog, puttering around his "farm" at Lucerne and spending time with his grandchildren.
They said the joy of his life was spending it hunting and fishing, and he passed this love on to his sons, Dan and Brad, and eventually to his grandchildren. His family said he always looked forward to the fall so he could be in the mountains and badlands hunting with his family.
He is survived by his sons, Dan (Jennifer) Horath and their children Lincoln, Robyn and William of Riverton, and Brad (Mandy) Horath and their children Tucker and Taylor of Worland, and his sisters, Thelma (Bill) Allen and Nelly Bruner of Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 11 brothers and sisters.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Mr. Horath's name.
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