April 23, 2013


William Horbach, 95, of Carroll, died at SunnyBrook Assisted Living in Carroll on Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Visitation will be held at the Sacred Heart Church in Templeton after 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Rosary will be prayed at 4 p.m., and a prayer service with the Rev. Steven Broderson will begin at 7 p.m.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at the Sacred Heart Church at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25.

Celebrant will be the Rev. Steven Broderson. Concelebrants will be the Rev. Gary Snyder and Monsignor Kenneth Seifried.

Sister Cathy Katoski will be lector.

Bill's grandchildren will be gift bearers.

Mass servers will be Ross Horbach, Grant Horbach and Connor Kanne.

Music will be "Be Not Afraid," "How Great Thou Art," "Amazing Grace" and "You Are Mine" by the Sacred Heart men's choir and organist Jeanne Kerkhoff.

Casket bearers will be Bill's grandsons Bill Horbach, John Horbach, Brian Bogard, Michael Bogard, Tom Rogers and Chris Rogers.

Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Templeton.

Memorials in Bill's honor may be made to St. Anthony Hospice or Kuemper Catholic Schools.

William C., son of John A. and Gertrude (Fox) Horbach, was born March 27, 1918, at Templeton.

He attended parochial school in Templeton and at age 14 started working on the farm with his dad. After three years he returned to school and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1938.

On Sept. 3, 1940, Bill was married to Leona Schreck by Monsignor F.H. Huesmann.

They farmed in the Templeton area for 10 years and were the parents of six children. In 1950 Bill started working at Templeton Savings Bank. Bill and Leona suffered a great loss in their life with the death of son Michael in 1972.

Bill assumed presidency of the bank in 1977 and served as chairman of the board until his death. Bill was proud of the generations of customers that the bank served.

Bill was a devout member of Sacred Heart Parish in Templeton. He served his community in many capacities through the years, including St. Anthony Hospital and Kuemper Catholic Schools.

Above all, Bill cherished his family and enjoyed holidays and vacations together. His wife Leona died in 1994, and Bill continued to live in Templeton. In November 2012 Bill moved to SunnyBrook Assisted Living in Carroll.

He is survived by five children: Larry Horbach (Suzanne) of Omaha, Neb.; Tom Horbach (Teresa) of Templeton; Richard Horbach of Palm Springs, Calif.; Debra Bogard (Dr. Patrick) of Omaha, Neb.; and Connie Rogers (Tom) of Columbus, Neb.; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters Rita Rupiper of Carroll and Coletta (Sister Mary Joyce) Horbach of Dubuque; brother-in-law Gerald "Doc" Schreck (Doris) of Templeton; sister-in-law Marie Schreck of Carroll; other relatives and friends.

Preceding Bill in death are his parents; wife Leona Horbach; son Michael Horbach; and five siblings: Mayme Bierl, John Horbach, Jr., Nick Horbach, Joe Horbach and Margaret Muhlbauer.