Obituary for Murder Victim, Thomas Ray Horvath

Courtesy Cedar Memorial Funeral Home


By Becky Ogann

CEDAR RAPIDS - Thomas Ray Horvath, 19, of 1331 Sierra Dr. NE, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, in Mercy Medical Center. Services at 11 AM Saturday in Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Rev. Carl Lipke of the Antioch Christian Church in Marion will officiate. Burial in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 4 to 8 PM on Friday and at the chapel after 10:30 AM on Saturday.

Survivors include his mother Sonya Bosier of Cedar Rapids, five brothers Nick (Dee Ann) Horvath of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris (Joni) Horvath of Prior Lake, Minnesota, Peter Horvath of Burlington, Kansas, Eric (Becky) Horvath of Bremerton, Washington, and David (Sarah) Throndson of Cedar Rapids, three sisters Melissa Dotson of Maumee, Ohio, Jamie (Josh) Upah of El Paso, Texas, and Kayla Bosier of Cedar Rapids, his grandmother Nancy Rosonke of Floyd, Iowa, grandfather John Ransom of Oelwein, many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Peter Horvath.

Thomas was born May 10, 1988, in Corsicana, Texas. He loved spending time with his family and friends, listening to music, cars, fishing, camping, and playing video games.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

You can leave a message or tribute to the Horvath family on the Cedar Memorial Funeral Home web page, under obituaries.

Please note: the family wishes no cameras at the visitation, service, or burial.

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