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Virginia M. Horner

October 12, 1936 - February 25, 2021

Private Mass of Christian Burial - Wednesday (live streamed on our website at 11:00 a.m.. on Wednesday)

March 03, 2021

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Moorhead, MN


Boulger Funeral Home

Virginia M. Horner

October 12, 1936 - February 25, 2021


Virginia’s Live Streamed Funeral Mass can be viewed below:


Virginia Marie Horner, 84, of Fargo, ND formerly of Linton, ND died on February 25th, surrounded by her family, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Virginia was born the fifth of seven children to Anton and Marcella (Burgad) Horner on October 12, 1936 in Linton, ND.

She attended Linton Public Schools and graduated in 1953. After high school, she was swept off her feet at a local wedding dance by a handsome Army veteran named John J. Horner. They were married at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Linton on May 20, 1956 and together they had five children.

Virginia’s most treasured job was that of raising her children and providing support to John on the farm. She also worked at JC Penney in Linton and Bismarck and later Rosenbluth Travel in Linton.

She loved being involved at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, where she was a member of Christian Mothers and Catholic Order of Forester’s. She also shared her beautiful gift of song as a cantor for weekly masses. Her fudge and divinity were hits at the yearly church festivals. She was also known for her beautifully crocheted Christmas stockings that she made for the newborns in Linton.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and siblings; Peter, Helen, Maggie, Michael and Leo. She is survived by her husband, John and children Lori (Rick) Flacksbarth, Perry (Elaine), Kevin (Jeanine), Paul (Kim), Julie (Jeff) Bretherton and sister Delores (Jim) Orler. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Due to COVID restrictions, a private family only funeral Mass is scheduled for Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Moorhead, MN. The service will be live streamed on Boulger Funeral Home’s website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.

All those that were touched by Virginia know she is already walking the heavenly streets paved with gold and making her delicious kuchen, fudge and divinity for the angels.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation to one of the following organizations;
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Linton and/or Eventide Fargo Care Center and/or Alzheimer’s Association.

Virginia’s Video Tribute can be viewed below:


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34 responses to “Virginia M. Horner”

  1. Richard & Sandy Feist says:

    Dear Horner family, Virginia was a kind and caring person. We had some nice visits about all of you and she was so very proud of your accomplishments in life.
    May she Rest In Peace!🙏🏻

  2. John Malpert says:

    My condolences to the whole family – your mother was a wonderful lady, and it was pleasure growing up as her neighbor in Linton.

  3. Bonnie “Glass” Temple says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you , may the many wonderful memories of your mom help ease your pain . She is now your guardian angel watching over you ❤️

  4. David & Donna Krumbach says:

    We are so sorry for your loss . Wish we could be there for you all . You will be in our prayers.

  5. Brenda Feltman says:

    Doc and all – I am so sorry for your loss. I miss the visits to the office from your parents. Cherish your memories, they will help you through this difficult time. With sincere sympathy and prayers for all of you.

  6. Marie and Keith Schumacher says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss, Perry, Elaine, and family. May your mom rest in Eternal Peace.🙏🙏

  7. Michael M. Miller says:

    My deepest sympathies to John and the children. Virginia abd John were loving hosts at their Linton home.

  8. Dan and Toni Weber says:

    She was such a sweet lady. We always loved visiting with her and your dad

  9. Cari & John Hanzel says:

    Paul, Kevin & family: So sorry for your family’s loss. We know you will cherish the wonderful memories of your mom; she sounded like an amazing person.

  10. Milt Broeckel says:

    Sorry for your loss. She’s up with her brothers and sister in heaven playing cards and making christman stockings for all the young ones and perparing all those great german meals that you all grew up to love. On those clear nights go out and look at the stars. She will be the one that’s the brightest looking down at you and watching over you.

  11. Delray and Carlotta Kessler says:

    John and family,
    I will never forget the hospitality that was afforded our family during our 4 year teaching stay in Linton by the entire Horner family. Virginia would be up earlier than necessary to provide a savory smelling breakfast before early morning hunting trips. The house was always open to guests and the kid’s friends. I was pleasantly amazed at the great tasting treats Virginia would always send along. What a great family and what a wonderful matriarch to bless and guide you. May Virginia rest in peace with her Lord.

  12. Mary Forner says:

    Julie and family – Hugs, sympathy and prayers for you in these days.

  13. Lenora and Joe Glasser says:

    Our deepest sympathy John – Lori, Perry, Kevin, Paul, Julie and your families- the memories of Virginia, a loving wife, great Mom, friend, are what we are so Blessed to have as our forever of a wonderful person! John, my (Lenora) friendship with your family spans 75 years – later in life, so many memories with Virginia, you, our kids – hunting days etc – the friendship you and Joe had (golf, Legion) the last 26 years!! lThe slow progression of illness took Virginia’s ability to express love of her family, share her pretty smiles as easily or do things for others out of the kindness of her heart but we all know that these qualities were Never taken from her heart. May we all be thankful that God called her so peacefully, may Virginia’s soul Rest In Peace – Joe and Lenora Glasser, Brad, David, Julie and their families

  14. Bob & Shelley DeMarais says:

    Our hearts go out to your family. Wishing you all peace, comfort and wonderful memories as you celebrate your mom. Bob & Shelley DeMarais

  15. Diane Nagel says:

    Dear John and Horner Family,
    We offer you our condolences and our prayers. Virginia, often walked by our place and shared a genuine “hello” and smile. We appreciated all that John and Virginia did for our church and the example they set for married couples.
    John and family, may you find comfort in the promise of eternal life.
    Diane and David Nagel

  16. Janet Steinberger says:

    My sympathies to all of you on the loss of Virginia. I think of her every time I put out the Christmas stockings she made for us!

  17. James G. Horner says:

    Virginia was a very kind and thoughtful person. Was a great mother and raised very great family. John and the family will greatly miss her, however they did have some wonderful years together. Keep those wonderful years going as a family and we will always think of Virginia, her family and have some wonderful memories.

    take care.

    Jim and Del Horner

  18. Tyrone and Pam (Fettig) Dahly says:

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God wrap his loving arms around you to give you comfort and may you find
    Peace in the memories you share.

  19. Peter and Laura Atkins says:

    We were saddened to hear of Virginia’s passing. Your family is in our prayers.

  20. LaVerne and Lowell Niklaus says:

    John and family
    Our sincere sympathy to all of you!
    I have many fond memories of Virginia, she always had a smile! We we moved she made sure to visit a few minutes after church to greet us.
    We are still enjoying the Christmas stockings she made for our girls and when they got married I ordered the guys one also! I know my mom Victoria always enjoyed your family, surely she will greet her in heaven.
    When the Lord calls a loved one home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange

  21. Jon Richter says:

    Dear Horner family, I have so many wondering memories of my childhood with the Horner’s and Virginia. She was a wondering and caring mother. Virginia was always always so welcoming to me at the Horner home with goodies and taking care of me when the vicious dog took off a chunk of my leg 🙂 She was very protective of her baby boy, Paul 🙂 My prayers are with your family.

  22. Bob Feist says:

    To John and Family. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Virginia.

    Betty and Bob Feist

  23. Jesse and Carol Heer says:

    Lori and family, we are sorry to hear of your loss! Parents are so important as they are the foundations for our lives. I know you are thankful for your loving parents! We will keep your family in our prayers.

  24. Chris Jahraus says:

    So sorry for your loss. Growing up in our neighborhood was better because of Virginia! Blessings and peace to you.

  25. Enid Karlstad Steinkuehler says:

    Lori, Rick, & Family, We only met your mom at your wedding. Remember when I was a bridesmaid and your Mom said do you really want someone that old After she saw me she said I looked young for being 37.We know you will miss her. It is hard to lose a Mom. Remember God is with you and he will comfort you.
    Love, Charlie, Enid, Holly, Crystal and Dan.

  26. Mary Jo Zacher says:

    Dear John and family,
    Please know of my love and prayers during this time. My heart smiles as I remember dear Virginia. While she and you, John, lived at Riverview I always looked forward to seeing you and exchanging a pleasant comment about the German Russian area of Linton, Hague, Zeeland, etc… Even though her mind was starting to slow down a bit, she always had a very special twinkle in her eyes! I’ve missed you both so much! May God hold you in His loving arms and surround Virginia with the light of His peace forever!!

  27. Marvel Malpert says:

    My deepest sympathy to all of you on your great loss. I have several delicious recipes Virginia shared with me and think of her each time I make them. She was a wonderful cook and a talented lady!

  28. Shari Scherr says:

    My deepest sympathy and hugs to you all. Never easy losing those closest to our hearts. Cherish every memory as they will bring smiles and laughter in the days ahead.
    Many thoughts and prayers are with you.

  29. Marge Tschosik says:

    Virginia was a dear friend and neighbor. We spent allot of time walking together. During those walks we had many lengthy discussions about family and issues of the day. She will be truly missed. My condolences to John, her children and the rest of the family.

  30. Ted R Flacksbarth says:

    God Bless you Virginia

  31. Rick and Mary Bjorgaard says:

    Lori and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. I hope you find comfort in your precious memories of your mother.

  32. Bonnie (Bosch) Weber says:

    To the Horner family, I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Virginia was a lovely person who will be missed by many. Our family still enjoys the Christmas stockings that she made. I was just watching some old family videos where we were at your house for Christmas Eve, the house was filled with kids and much laughter and Santa came to pass out gifts! Wonderful memories! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  33. Florence Rohrick says:

    My deepest sympathy to John and family on your loss of Virginia. May she rest in peace. Florence Rohrick.

  34. Mark & Julie (Bosch) Andresen says:

    Thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this very difficult time. May all your wonderful memories keep her close in your heart.

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