Edward W. “Ed” Hovorka, age 77, died on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Notre Dame Parish in Cresco, Iowa with Father Dennis Cain officiating. Burial will be held in Holy Cross Cemetery Schley, IA. Visitation will be held from 10:00-12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Notre Dame Parish, with rosary recited at 9:30 a.m.
Edward William Hovorka was born on February 26, 1941, son of Edward and Caroline (Pecinovsky) Hovorka in Howard County, IA. After graduating from high school, Ed enlisted into the United States Army. He worked for Donaldson Company in Cresco for 20 years. On November 25, 2015, Ed married Laura (Kuennen) Lukes at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin, IA. Ed enjoyed taking care of his property and keeping a meticulous lawn. When he wasn’t outside he liked watching Western movies and M*A*S*H.
Ed is survived by his wife Laura; a sister Willomene Anderson; step children Theresa, Monica, Sarah, Laurie, Helen, Kenny, Kristie, and Nancy; 13 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Caroline, step daughter Elizabeth, and brother-in-law Lloyd Anderson.