Barbara Hoerner, 91, of Aberdeen, South Dakota, passed away on February 1, 2023, at Avera Mother Joseph Manor in Aberdeen. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Aberdeen, with Father Jeffrey Schulte officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be 5-7 pm, Friday, February 10, at St. Mary’s Church. A Liturgical wake with Rosary is at 7 pm. Visitation continues one hour before Mass at the church.
Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.aberdeenfuneralhome.com.
Barbara was born November 10, 1931, to Leonard and Theresa (Reinbold) Scherr in Strasburg, North Dakota. Barbara grew up on a farm near Strasburg where she attended catholic school. After the family moved, she attended country school in Roscoe, SD, and then attended school at St. Thomas in Roscoe. Barbara and her family were devout Catholics, and she and her family regularly prayed the rosary, which continued throughout her entire life.
Barbara and Raymond Hoerner, neighbors in rural Roscoe, courted and fell in love before Raymond joined the US Army. On June 15, 1953, Barbara married the love of her life, Raymond, at St. Thomas church in Roscoe, SD. The couple lived on a farm outside of Roscoe where all their children were born and raised. In 1979, Barbara and Ray moved to Aberdeen where they spent the rest of their days.
Barbara was a Certified Nursing Assistant in Bowdle, a quality technician at Control Data in Aberdeen, and a food service worker at Avera in Aberdeen. She was a very active Catholic, a eucharistic minister, and had daily adoration and prayer for her family, and those she loved. Barbara enjoyed playing cards with friends and family, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Grateful for having shared Barbara’s life are five children: Dianne (Chuck) Crompton of Aberdeen, Michael (Teri) Hoerner of Des Moines, IA, Patrick (Annie) Hoerner of Aberdeen, SD, Teresa (Tim) Stump of Hudson, WI, Renae Dorow of Aberdeen, SD; sixteen grandchildren: Tina (Shannon) Brown, Joshua (Dixie) Crompton, Andrew (Martha) Crompton, Robert (Dani) Crompton, Joe Crompton, Matthew (Colleen) Rogers, Christopher (Lindsey) Hoerner, Angel (Tim) Sons, Adam (Lynn) Hoerner, Mitchell (Carrie) Stump, Jennifer (Brian) Black, Desirae (Eric) Gallagher, Douglas (Becca) Dorow, Derek (Hannah) Dorow, Deidre Dorow, Alisha (Jake) Voeller; thirty-five great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren, two sisters: Lorraine Uhrich, Violet (Gene) Horn, one brother; Sebastian (Marian) Scherr; and two sisters-in-law Jeannette Scherr and Marcie Scherr.
Barbara was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, Raymond Hoerner, her parents Leonard and Teresa Scherr, siblings Leonard Scherr, Genevieve Creager, Joe Scherr, Kap Scherr, Rosemary Kocher, brothers-in-law Mark Creager, Marvin Uhrich and Pete Kocher, and grandson, Zachariah Hoerner.
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