Rudolph Florek, 86

Rudolph M. Florek, 86, of LaFontaine, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Marion General Hospital.

He was born on Dec. 13, 1931, to the late Theodore and Dorothy (Prather) Florek in Kokomo. 

Rudolph married Barbara Jones on May 15, 1954.  He served in the United States Marine Corps. Rudolph worked at Diehl Machine in Wabash and retired from General Motors in Marion. He was member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and United Auto Workers. Rudolph loved hunting, fishing, farming and spending time with his family.

Rudolph is survived by his wife Barbara; two sons, Max Florek and Dennis Florek, both of LaFontaine; two daughters, Theresa (Jerry) Lashure, LaFontaine and Pamela (Mark) Clindaniel, Kentucky; two sisters, Mary Anna (Phillip) Marquell, and Diane (Richard) Pierce, both of St. Petersburg, Fla.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by one son, James Florek, and three brothers, Martin, Albert and Wayne Florek.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, March 29, 2018, at 9 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Wabash, with Father Sextus Don officiating.  Burial will follow immediately at Marion National Cemetery, Marion.  Viewing will be on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 4-7 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main St., LaFontaine, with Recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m.

Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association.

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Posted on 2018 Mar 27