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Nancy Horning

January 22, 1935 — February 27, 2017

Funeral services for Nancy Horning of Chokio, MN will be Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chokio, with Father John Paul Knopik officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., with a prayer services at 7:00 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chokio and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery near Chokio.

Nancy Louise (Holme) Horning was born on January 22, 1935 in Glenwood, MN to Sigurd Francis Holme & Ethel Adeline (Olson) Holme. She was baptized at Sacred Heart Church in Glenwood, and was confirmed at Assumption Church in Morris. She lived in Glenwood, Willmar, and Waubay, SD before her family moved to Morris, MN in 1947. She graduated from Morris High School in 1952 and began working at Citizens Bank in Morris. Nancy was united in marriage to Roger Orville Horning on June 4, 1955 at Assumption Church, Morris. They lived on their farm in Eldorado Township, northwest of Chokio, until 1984, when they moved to their new house in Chokio. They were blessed with six children.

Nancy was a supportive farm wife, homemaker, and mother. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, canning, & freezing. She made the best pies, cinnamon rolls, and potato salad. She also sewed, crocheted, and knitted. She sewed a jean quilt for each of her 20 grandchildren. Nancy enjoyed watching "Days of Our Lives", doing crossword puzzles, reading, and she especially liked to go shopping. Other hobbies included golfing and bowling. Nancy was the bookkeeper for Horning Brothers Farms for 44 years. She took pride in all that she did.

Nancy was a member of St. Mary's Church, the Wednesday afternoon Craft Group, St. Mary's Choir, Christian Mothers & Women, and was a religion teacher. She was a 4-H leader, a member of the Forget-Me-Not Homemaker's Club, an American Red Cross Bloodmobile Coordinator for many years, a member of the Legion Auxiliary, and a city election judge.

Nancy enjoyed traveling. One of her favorite places to go was to their lake cabin on Lake Minnewaska. Every weekend in the summer was spent at the lake with family, friends, and neighbors; playing cards, games, fishing, boating, and relaxing. Nancy especially delighted in spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and attending their activities.

In July of 2015, Nancy entered Grace Home in Graceville with Lewy Body Dementia. She passed away on February 27, 2017, after reaching the age of 82.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Roger Horning, Chokio; children, Tom (Pearl) Horning, Chokio, Deb Farwell, Graceville, Jane (Dan) Ritter, Oak Harbor, WA, MaryBeth (Steve) Stahn, Waconia, John (Maria) Horning, Everett, WA, and Linda (Steve) Staebler, Moose Lake, exchange student/daughter, Christiane; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brother, Sig (Karen) Holme, New London; sister, Judy (Keith) Swanson, Hoffman; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Don Horning, Gene Simpson, Wally (Peggy) Horning, Ted (Adrienne) Horning, Marilyn (Bob) Trost, Sharon (Don) Sundquist, Judy (Ken) Rethmeier and Curt (Janna) Horning and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters-in-law, Marilyn (Don) Horning and Dorothy (Gene) Simpson.

Nancy L. Horning

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