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Patrick Horan - December 28, 2012


Patrick John Horan, 68 years of age from Heartwell, died on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln.
Pat was born Dec. 30, 1943, to Maurice and Mary Virginia (Hoban) Horan in Kearney and raised on the family farm near Heartwell.
He attended Heartwell Grade School before graduating from Minden High School in 1962.
After attending Saint Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, Kan., he completed his business degree at Hastings College in 1970.
Following graduation he farmed near Heartwell until his death.
He was a life-long member of Holy Family, where he served as a trustee and a member of the parish council as well as the Diocesan Development Board for the Lincoln Diocese. A charter member of the Heartwell Lions Club, he recently received his forty-year pin. He served as an officer in the Heartwell Grade School Alumni Association and was one of the organizers of the Heartwell Antique Plow Day for 15 years. He was a former member of the Eaton Township Board.
He is survived by his brothers, Michael of West Hartford, Conn., and Brian of Heartwell; sisters, Maureen Horan of Elkhorn, Virginia Berney of Bluffton, S.C., Susan Nave of Omaha, and Rebecca Willis of Arvada, Colo., five nieces and two nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were Jan. 2 at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Heartwell with Father Nicholas Baker officiating.
Burial was in the Holy Family Catholic Cemetery near Heartwell.
Layton-Craig Funeral Home of Minden was in charge of arrangements.