Mary Frances Horner, 97, of Gurnee, Ill., Died Friday, July 31, 2021 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
She was born on November 1, 1923 in Mishawaka, Indiana, daughter of Joseph and Mary Frances (Moranda) Carlino.
Mary was Catholic and loved to cook and bake. She lived in Michigan City, Indiana, working as a librarian and secretary, and years later moved to Rolling Prairie, Indiana. She lived in Gurnee and more recently at Lake Geneva to be near her daughter.
On July 6, 1946, in Mishawaka, she married Alfred E. Horner, who predeceased her in 2002.
She was also predeceased by her parents; his brothers, Nick, Michael and Don Carlino; and her sisters, Anne Dietrich and Pamela White.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathryn Skamra of Gurnee and Mary (Eric) Svendsen of Chesterton, Ind .; daughter-in-law, Lisa (Fraser) Horner of Bronxville, NY; seven grandchildren, Carly (Bret) Wojcik from Lake Geneva, Stacy (Brad) Kaminscky from Spring Grove, Ill., Carl Svendsen from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Sarah (David) Corso from Munster, Ind., Christopher ( Amanda) Horner from Muncie, Ind., Tim Horner from Manassas, Virginia, and Becky (Sam) Schaub from Tijeras, NM; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Katie Schwind of South Bend, Indiana; and her sister-in-law, Dora May Martinsen from British Columbia, Canada. Mary was predeceased by a son, Thomas Horner of Rolling Prairie.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday August 5 at the Posey Cemetery Chapel, CR-1000N, with interment to follow. Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, La Porte, will take care of the arrangements.
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