ERIE — Clarence Richard Horyna, 54, died March 4, 2013 at Labette Health, Parsons. He was born Sept. 12, 1958 at Great Bend, the son of Clarence E. and Grace Lucille (Alexander) Horyna.
He married Diane Flores Feb. 21, 1976 at Great Bend. He worked as an environmental consultant for Crown Solutions and Water Quality Control for the city of Great Bend, the city of La Crosse, the city of Pittsburg and Public Wholesale Water District 23, Fredonia. Mr. Horyna was an Erie resident since 2010 coming from Pittsburg.
He was inducted into the Who’s Who in 1992 for his work as an environmentalist.
He is survived by his wife Diane Horyna of the home; two sons, Heath Horyna and wife Kristy of Topeka and Ira Horyna and wife Jennifer of Frontenac; two daughters, Heather Horyna of Olathe and Shanead Horyna of Pittsburg; seven sisters, Terri Chartier and husband David of Great Bend, Barbara Malone and husband Tom of Great Bend, Sherri Kober of Great Bend, Audra Brent of Gillette, Wyo., Jan Johnson and husband Brett of Watson, Ill., Denise Pina of Hutchinson, and Debra Pratt of Manhattan; seven grandchildren, Vincent Vilott, Victoria Vilott, Karlee Horyna, Karsyn Horyna, Kamryn Horyna, Gunner Horyna, and Gannon Horyna; and 26 nieces and 16 nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one niece, Alyshia Hamblin; and one granddaughter, Kynzee Horyna.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m., Friday at Bryant Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Timken.
Celebrant will be Father Pascal Klein. Interment will be at Bohemian National Cemetery, Timken. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday at Bryant Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Water for People, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 6, 2013