Eugene Horvath

 Eugene Paul Horvath, 87, Motley, passed away on December 23, 2020 after a two year battle with cancer.

A memorial service will  be held in the summer of 2021. Paul will be interned next to his wife, Harriet, in the VA cemetery located at Fort Ripley.    

Paul was born to parents John and Susan Horvath on June 25, 1933 in Campbell, Ohio. He received a business degree from St. Thomas College after serving as a Staff Sargent in the US Air Force.

Paul married the love of his life, Harriet Derbis in 1958 and they were nearly inseparable for 54 years.   

Paul was known for being a devoted Catholic father and put his family above work. After retiring from the insurance industry as a highly successful manager, Paul and Harriet retired full time “up north” to their weekend cottage on Lake Shamineau near Motley. Paul spent most of his time on the water, sharing his patience and passion for fishing with his children and granddaughters. He spoke fondly of the Friday evening “group therapy” sessions with neighbors held on the cabin porch. They also traveled, enjoyed cruises and spent many winters in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

Paul is survived by one brother Eddie; one daughter Paula (Tom) Daniels, their children Brianne, Amy and Carena; two sons, Thomas (Sandra) and their children Shannon and Nicole and David and his daughter, Emma.   

Paul was predeceased in death by his wife, Harriet; parents; three sisters Anne, Mary and Helen; four brothers John, Fr. Myron, Larry and Charlie.

Tom, Paula and David wish to thank Pat Ranzau for being a very special friend and companion to Paul. They also wish to acknowledge Fairview Hospice and Trinity Care Center in Farmington for their compassionate care near the end of his life.

The family desires that people wishing to send flowers or cards consider making donations in support of cancer research or taking your loved ones fishing in honor of the greatest fishing guide.

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