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Ellen M. Hornbacher

February 23, 1933 - July 12, 2022


Ellen M. Hornbacher

February 23, 1933 - July 12, 2022


Obituary For Ellen M. Hornbacher

Verona –
Ellen M. Hornbacher, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born on February 23, 1933 in Landa, N.D., the daughter of Martin and Harriet (Lokken) Elefson. Ellen graduated from Landa High School in 1951 and went on to attend Minot Business College. She worked for several years as a stenographer for Great Northern Railroad. Ellen was united in marriage to Lloyd Hornbacher on October 27, 1956 in Landa, N.D. She and Lloyd relocated to Verona, W.I. in 1963 where they raised their three children. Ellen worked part-time for many years at Ideal Duplicating Service.
Ellen was a member of St. James Lutheran Church and was a very active volunteer. She was an avid reader, loved crocheting and also enjoyed music, especially attending plays and concerts. She and Lloyd travelled around the U.S. and took several trips to Europe. They celebrated their 50th anniversary by travelling to Hawaii. And in 2011, Ellen realized a dream by visiting Norway with her sister, Doris.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Lloyd; her children: Shelly Nicholson, Mark and Jon (Andrea); three grandchildren, Molly, Lauren and Alex; sister, Doris Schulte; nieces and nephew, Andrea, Anita and Robbie; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Anderson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her dear friend Mary Blasdel.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022 at St. James Lutheran Church, 427 S. Main Street, Verona, with Pastor Kurt Billings officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the church.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at The Legacy at Noel Manor, especially Valerie and Teresa for the wonderful care they gave Ellen, as well as the staff at Agrace HospiceCare.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare or St. James Lutheran Church.
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Memorial Service

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St. James Lutheran Church 423 S. Main Street Verona, Wi 53593 Get Directions »
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  • 08/13/2022

    The Hornbachers were neighbors of my family when I was growing up. I remember Ellen as a kind, gentle, respectful soul who was always interested in what was happening in my life. She will be missed, and remembered for years to come. My sympathies go out to Lloyd, Jon, and the rest of the Hornbacher family.

  • 07/20/2022

    I worked with Ellen at Ideal Duplicating Service for 6 years. My favorite part of the day was taking our morning break together, and talking about our families. She passed on some recipes to me that are treasured to this day. My deepest sympathies to Lloyd and their children. - Linda

  • 07/18/2022

    My condolences to the Hornbacher family.

  • 07/16/2022

    So sorry to read of Mrs. Hornbacher's passing. Prayers and sympathy to Mr. Hornbacher and family. Elaine Zingg Wilkinson

  • 07/15/2022

    I worked with Ellen at Ideal Duplicating Service for 3 years. She made working there a lot of fun! I will miss her so much! ❤️ Jane Boebel

  • 07/15/2022

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