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Obituary: Horlacher, Carl

Age 89

HORLACHER, Carl Quietly from his recliner at home, December 3, 2012, Carl Horlacher slipped away to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ and many family and friends who have gone before. We rejoice that he is free. He set an example of strong moral character, and has left us with deep family ties and wonderful memories. Carl was born in Everett, Washington May 4th, 1923 to Fred and Iva Horlacher of Rosalia where they lived for a time before moving to Spokane. He had two sisters, Betty and Peggy. He attended Mead High School and joined the Navy where he served honorably in the CB’s during WWII. In 1947 he married Jessie Lee Moore from Dayville, Oregon and they settled on a small ranch in Otis Orchards where they raised three children, Gene, Kraig and Neree. They also became foster parents in 1964 and opened their hearts and home to some wonderful young people who became part of the family. Carl worked 25 years for Safeway Distribution Center in Mead and in his retirement volunteered his time helping neighbors, family, non-profit organizations with building, repairs, upkeep and special projects. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Betty. He is survived by his wife of nearly 66 years and his children and their spouses; 10 grandchildren and their spouses; 19 great-grandchildren; his sis, Peggy and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 22 at 3:00pm at First Assembly of God, 828 W. Indiana, 99205. A military service and inurnment will be held at the WA State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake on Friday, December 21 at 3:00pm. Memorial gifts may be made to Teen Challenge, (244-5610).