John Dean "Harpo" Hozel, 81, of 904 E. Cleveland St., Ladd died Sept. 30, 2009, in St. Margaret's Hospital, Spring Valley.

A prayer service will be at noon Saturday in Fiocchi Funeral Home, Cherry. Sister Norberta Piekos of St. Margaret's Pastoral Care will officiate. Burial will be at Valley Memorial Park, Spring Valley.

Visitation will be 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

Mr. Hozel was born Sept. 19, 1928, in Cherry to John and Violet (Vogt) Hozel. He married Dolores Picco on Dec. 3, 1950, in St. Anthony Catholic Church, Spring Valley.

He was co-owner of Ho-Zell Dairy in Ladd from 1947 to 1965 and a laborer for Local 393 until retiring in 1990.

He attended Cherry Grade School and High School and was a 1947 graduate of La Salle-Peru Township High School.

Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Dena (Dave) Fusinato of Spring Valley, Denise (Mark) Actis of Spring Valley and Doreen (Jim) Dellinger of La Salle; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister.
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