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Mass of Christian Burial for Henry R. Harak, 88, of Marshall, is 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Rev. Ed Menasco as celebrant.
Burial follows in Calvary Cemetery, with arrangements by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home and Crematory.
Recitation of the Rosary is 6:30 p.m. Friday evening at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Henry was born October 20, 1929, to Joe and Emma (Fuxa) Harak, in Hennessey, Oklahoma, and passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, in Enid.
Henry attended Roxanna Grade School, and graduated from Marshall High School. He then entered the United States Army, serving in Korea.
Returning to Oklahoma, he worked as a welder in Oklahoma City at Robertson Steel. Henry returned to Marshall upon the realization he did not like city life.
In addition to farming, Henry started HR Harak Construction, focusing on soil conservation.
On April 11, 1964, he married Maxine Louise Peitz, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Perry, and they made their home in Marshall. He was a member of St. Camillus Catholic Church in Marshall, and later a member at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hennessey.
Henry is survived by his children, David and Paula Harak of Marshall, and Dale and Vicky Harak of Independence, Missouri; four grandsons, Ethan and wife Lauren Harak, Matthew Harak, Evan Harak, and Adam Harak.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a brother, and a sister.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Guestbook is available at www.AndersonBurris.com.
Published on January 18, 2018
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