Obituary of Lawrence Leo "Mouse" Horner
Lawrence Leo Horner, 82, of Essexville, fun-loving and devoted husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend was born into eternal life on the morning of Thursday, February 23, 2017 at St. Mary’s of Michigan. Mouse was born in Bay City on January 31, 1935, the son of the late George and Ellen (Walraven) Horner. Through mutual friends he met the former Dale Clara Tackman. They dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on January 2, 1954. Their 63 years were blessed with four children and countless memories. Mouse retired from Hirschfield’s after 45 years of service. Throughout life, Lawrence was known for his love of hunting, stopping by the casino, and most of all, playing cards. He was a parishioner of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Van Rooy Council 2740. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Dale and their children: Charlene (Frank) Timm, Terry (Peg) Horner, Bill Horner, and Rick (Kelly) Horner; grandchildren, Tiffany (Alan) Robinson, Chad Horner, TL (Kathy) Horner, Casey (Stacie) Horner, Amanda Horner, Elyse (Brandon) Rosengren, Jared Horner; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Nolan, Lynnsie, Nora, Goldie; great-great granddaughter, Desiree; sisters-in-law, Betty Horner and Eleanor Horner, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, Mouse was welcomed home to heaven by his granddaughter, Trisha Timm and siblings, Robert, John, Don, Jim, George Jr., and Joe Horner; Marie Clifford, Mag Corville, Marcella Knapp, and Ann Coyer. Mouse’s family will be present to receive visitors on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 6:00 PM Vigil at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. On Monday, February 27, 2017, Mouse will be taken to St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church), 614 Pine St., Essexville, where visiting will continue from 9:00 AM until the time of his 10:00 AM Funeral Liturgy. A private Rite of Committal will be held in St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.