Francis J. Horacek, 90, of Yankton, died peacefully in his home on Sunday, October 20, 2013.
Fran was born in Yankton, SD on October 16, 1923 to Benedict and Dolphie (Pecenka) Horacek where he lived and grew up with his four siblings: Ben, Alma, Alice, and Dolores. Fran stayed in Yankton after graduating high school when he attended Yankton College for two years before entering in WWII in 1943. After serving 3 years in the war, Fran attended South Dakota State University where he played baseball and ran track for the Jackrabbits. At SDSU he met the love of his life, Dolores Almond.