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February 26, 2020

1/15/2020 3:38:00 PM
Delores Horkey

Delores Horkey, 90, of Windom died Jan. 10, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society-Sogge Memorial in Windom.
A Celebration of Life service was Tuesday at Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom with Pastor Paul Sajban officiating.
Special music was provided by Ruth Wohlfeil, organist; and Our Savior Church Choir, vocalists.
Casket bearers were Bruce Horkey, Jody Horkey, Kim Horkey, Ted Horkey, Todd Horkey, Klay Horkey, Allison Seymour and Josh Horkey.
Honorary bearers were Delores Muller, Elizabeth Wiemann, Joyce Oltmans, Maridee Grams and Betty Tasler.
Interment was at Memory Gardens Cemetery in rural Windom.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom handled the funeral arrangements.
Delores Louise Baas was born July 9, 1929, to Theodore J. and Louise (Lendt) Baas near Storden. She attended rural school in Amo Township until sixth grade, then completed her formal education at Storden High School, graduating in 1947.
In 1947, Delores married Delton Horkey at Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook. They moved to Windom where Delton was a carpenter and they raised their family. Together they built five different homes for their family in Windom.
After Delton's death in 2001, Delores continued living in their home near Cottonwood Lake until moving to Good Samaritan Society-Mikkelsen Manor, then Sogge Memorial.
Delores has been a member of Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom, where she taught Vacation Bible School, Sunday School and Release Time. She also was a member of LWML, ladies aid, the church choir and the funeral committee, serving as chairperson for several of the groups. Delores also served as a Christian Growth leader.
As a homemaker and mother of five sons, she also served in the community as a member of the Hospital Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels, RSVP and Sonshine Preschool.
Delores worked with Norma Horkey at the Fabric Shop and Kim Horkey at Natural Light Photography. She also had been coordinator of Plum Creek Food Co-op.
Delores and Delton enjoyed traveling the country, bowling, playing cards and fishing. She also enjoyed reading and sewing.
In addition to her husband Delton, Delores was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Baas; and a granddaughter, Crystal.
Survivors include her five sons: Bruce (Mari) Horkey and Ted (Deb) Horkey, all of Windom; Jody (Norma) Horkey of Crawford, Neb.; Kim (Roxanne) Horkey of Custer, S.D.; and Todd Horkey of Franklin; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and a sister, Marlys Detterling of Baudette.

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