Maurice Havlovic, 82, of Brainard, passed away December 1, 2017 at the Butler County Health Care Center.

Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Brainard. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 with a 7 p.m. Rosary Service at the church. Memorials in care of the family.

Maurice was born Feb. 23, 1935 to John and Lucille(Samek) Havlovic on the farm near Brainard. After his father passed away he had to quit school at the ninth grade to go run the family farm. Maurice farmed most of his life, and ran Havlovic Construction.

He loved to Minnesota fish, dance to Polka music, gambling, and traveling. Maurice was a member of the Brainard Volunteer Fire Department, the Brainard Town Board, Holy Trinity Parish Council, and was a lector and usher at Holy Trinity.

He is survived by his wife: Ruby, of Houston, Texas; children: Greg(Shari) Havlovic, of Brainard, Kevin(Denise) Havlovic, of Brainard, and Lisa(Mike) Cunningham, of Lincoln; siblings: Mary Jane(Ed) Karicek, Claire(Carl) Schnaze, Monica(Ron) Lyons, and Robert(Charlene) Havlovic; 4 grandchildren: Travis(Michelle) Havlovic, Bryce(Alyssa) Havlovic, Matthew Cunningham, and Megan Cunningham; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Maurice is preceded in death by his parents; brother: Jack Havlovic, and a sister: Edna Havlovic.