NORTH MANCHESTER – Jack E. Horoho, 99, North Manchester, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.  

Born in Sycamore on March 20, 1919, he was the son of Owen and Anna Crousore Horoho.  

After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II and earning two Bronze Stars, he returned to Anderson and continued his career with Kroger Co. as a manager. He married Pauline Randolph (nee Tucker) in 1946 and they raised their blended family there.

Retiring from Kroger, they moved to Long Lake in 1967. He worked at Ford Meter Box, retiring after 14 years.

Jack was an avid gardener, lovingly filling his property with hundreds of varieties of flowers while also tending a large vegetable garden. His biggest passion, however, was woodworking and turning. He made anything out of any kind of wood, from vines to exotic hardwoods. His beautiful pins were sold at many events around the state.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Pauline; son Robert; four sisters; and a brother.

Surviving are children Robert Randolph (Candi) of Marinette, Wis.; Bill Horoho (Pat) of Roanoke; Candace Bertram (Bill) of Rogers, Minn.; Dennis Horoho (Vicki) of Rochester; and special friend Wilma Parmerlee of North Manchester.

He leaves 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Family and friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Peabody Chapel, 400 West Seventh Street, North Manchester. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Pastor David Crowley will officiate.

Burial will be at Laketon Cemetery, CR 200W and CR 950N, Laketon.   

The Horoho family has entrusted McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, with the final arrangements.


Memorials to Laketon American Legion Post 402, 10140 North Troyer Road, Laketon, IN 46943; or Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

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