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Maurice A. Pokorny, 82, of Merrifield

Maurice “Morrie” A. Pokorny, 82, of Merrifield, died Monday, July 27, 2015, at Crosby Care Center in Crosby.
 
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m., at Huber Funeral Home, 520 Second St., Excelsior. Family and friends are invited to gather one hour prior to the services and to enjoy a lunch at the American Legion following the service.
 
Mr. Pokorny was born Dec. 11, 1932, in Silver Lake, to Albin and Eleanor (Posusta) Pokorny. He worked for Red Owl as a mechanical engineer for 32 years, while also operating his auto salvage business and helping his father on the farm.
 
He was united in marriage to Mary Henning on Sept. 4, 1964, in Mitchell, S.D. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching wrestling and fixing cars. Mr. Pokorny also loved his dogs. He loved spending time with his family and was especially proud when he and his wife built their home on Horseshoe Lake in Merrifield and moved there permanently in 2004.
 
Mr. Pokorny is survived by his wife, Mary, of Merrifield; sons, Rick Pokorny (fiancée Laura Higgins) of Excelsior, Jim Pokorny of Emily and Michael Pokorny of Princeton; daughter, Patricia; two grandsons, Jason and Ian; sisters, Elaine and Rita; and brother, Roger.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Wendy; grandson, Shane; and brothers, Milo and Wayne.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Lung Association.