Lori Ann Hornberger, age 51, of Alexandria, died Sunday, May 20, 2018, at home, surrounded by family under the care of Hospice of Douglas County.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Alexandria Covenant Church with Pastors John LeVahn and Trinity Opp officiating. Music will be provided by Nancy Holm, Tony Pitschka, Craig Bjerke and the church choir. Interment will take place at Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m., Friday at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Lori Ann was born on December 1, 1966, to Elroy and Lucille (Bast) Wussow in Alexandria. She grew up on a farm in Leaf Valley Township and was baptized and confirmed at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Leaf Valley. She graduated from Jefferson Senior High School in 1985. Lori married the love of her life, Craig, on June 8, 1985, at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Following their marriage, they made their home in Alexandria. Lori worked at Knute Nelson, Bonanza Steakhouse, KSAX TV, Geneva Beach Resort and Narlie’s Upscale Consignments. She volunteered for District #206 Schools before becoming a Paraprofessional and working for over 21 years. Lori was a member of Alexandria Covenant Church where she served on the Women’s Ministry Board, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School and helped with Awana and in the church nursery. She was a Cub Scout Leader for five years. She was also the Cub Scout Day Camp Coordinator for three years working with Wilma Johnson, the pair was lovingly known as two peas in a pod, “P1” & “P2”. She enjoyed stamping, baking cakes, watching loons, listening to Christian music, boating, and camping. She especially loved spending time with family, friends and all kids.
Lori is survived by her husband of 32 years, Craig; two sons, Andrew Hornberger of Bismarck, North Dakota and Joshua (fiancée, Aubrey Swenson) Hornberger of Alexandria; mother, Lucille Wussow of Alexandria; seven siblings, Donavon Wussow, Allan (Beth) Wussow both of Alexandria, June (Rick) Hart of Richmond, Texas; Linda (Ken) Gregory of Mesquite, Texas; Brian Wussow, John (Rondi) Wussow both of Garfield, and Dana Wussow of Alexandria; 11 nieces and nephews, Edward “Lee” Madole, III of Garfield, Shannon Himley of Brainerd, Sara Wussow of Randall, Courtney Brandsted and Dominic Brandsted both of Parkers Prairie, Justin (Stacee) Hart of New Braunfels, Texas, Jason (Lisa) Hart of Katy, Texas, Steph Wussow and Heidi Wussow both of Garfield, Michael Wussow of Evansville, and Katie Wussow of Garfield; niece-in-law, Lisa Gregory of Addison, Texas; along with several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Ewald and Olga Wussow; maternal grandparents, Otto and Theresa Bast; father, Elroy Frank Wussow; brothers, Elroy James Wussow and Ewald Wussow; sister, DiAnn Plummer; infant sisters, Katherine and Lisa Wussow; brothers-in-law, Edward Lee Madole, II, and Ken Plummer, nephew, Aaron Gregory; and many aunts and uncles.
Pallbearers are Eric Lindgren, Todd Vinje, Craig Bjerke, Dan Weber, Ken Krantz and Larry Clare. Honorary pallbearers are her brothers and sisters.
The family of Lori Hornberger would like to thank everyone who attended the celebration of her life and for all the prayers and help throughout this journey.