ATWOOD --Frank "Doc" Rudolph Horinek, 91, died Friday (July 5, 2002) at the Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood.
He was born March 20, 1911, to Rudolph and Agnes (Janousek) Horinek in Atwood. He graduated from Queen of Driftwood rural school. He received several degrees in veterinary medicine and surgery from Dr. David Roberts Veterinary School in Waukesha, Wis. He served in the 1852nd Calvary Unit at Ft. Bliss, Texas during World War II where he was given a medical discharge.
On Oct. 7, 1947, he married Martha E. Baalmann in Angeles, Kan. They made their home on a farm north of Atwood. He and his horse, Ruby, traveled from place to place treating sleeping sickness in horses for the government down to the Gulf of Mexico. After returning from the service and regaining his health, he practiced veterinary medicine and farmed until 1964.
He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Catholic Workman No. 74, the American Legion, Sam Hubbard Post No. 46 of Atwood and the Disabled American Veterans. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Jim, Lewis, Rudolph and Edward; one sister, Elizabeth; twin daughters, Mary Lou and Mary Ann; and one grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Martha of Atwood; three sons, Howard Horinek of Apache Junction, Ariz, Urban Horinek of Maumee, Ohio and Lester Horinek of Atwood; two daughters, Wilma burger of Sylvan Grove, Kan. and Joleen M. Rankin of Abilene, Kan.; two brothers, Bernard Horinek and Steve Horinek and wife, Francis all of Atwood; one sister, Frances Souchek of Atwood; ten grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five honorary great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, 10 a.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Atwood with Father Louis Mattas as celebrant. Interment will be in the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cemetery in north rural Atwood with military honors conducted by the American Legion, Sam Hubbard Post #46 of Atwood.
A Parish vigil and Catholic Workman rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Williams Funeral Home in Atwood.
Visitation will be today until 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given in his name to the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cemetery Fund, the Sacred Heart Elevator Fund and to the Masses.
Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of arrangements.