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Maria "Lu" Luise Horning

November 22, 1952 - May 8, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Maria "Lu" Luise Horning

Maria "Lu" Luise Horning

Born: November 22, 1952
Died: May 8, 2020
Age: 67

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     Maria “Lu” Luise Horning, the daughter of Franz and Maria (Pflaum) Heinrichmeyer was born in Eltmann, Germany on November 22, 1952.

     Lu married a serviceman, Doug VanEngen and came to the United States in 1970. She had 2 children with him. After her divorce she went to work at Longhouse Nursing Home. She worked there for 32 years before health problems forced her to retire. Lu married Jamie Horning on July 26, 1986 in Gray, IA. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.

     Lu is survived by spouse, Jamie Lynn Horning of Spencer, IA; 2 children, John VanEngen of Salt Lake City, UT and Dawn Culver of Sanborn, IA; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; other relatives; and many friends.

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Private family funeral services will take place 10:30 A.M., Monday, May 11 at the Warner Funeral Chapel in Spencer.
Fr. Tim Hogan
Dawn Culver
Ben VanEngen
Darrel VanEngen
Mike VanEngen
Gary Horning
Brandon Hanson
"Amazing Grace"
"In The Garden"
"How Great Thou Art"
North Lawn Memorial Park
Spencer, IA


Monday, May 11, 2020 at 7:54 AM
“I'm going to miss her. I also worked at LH for 40 years. We also worked together for many years. She was a wonderful person and is going to be missed.”
- Connie Poulin
Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 3:41 AM
“Loving thoughts & prayers to Jamie, John & Dawn. May you find comfort in this time of sorrow. She will be missed dearly...”
- Brandee Roberts
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 2:01 PM
“So sorry to her Lu passing my mom Betty Sweet and I worked with Lu she was a special person she will be missed 🌷”
- Lori Oviatt
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 11:04 AM
“I had the privilege of caring for Lu and am so sad to hear about her passing. Deepest condolences to her family and friends. ”
- Kirsten Maxwell
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 9:15 AM
“I am sorry for your lost. I to worked with Lu at Longhouse and Northshire. Lu was fun to be around..”
- Marilyn Brustares
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8:25 AM
“I’m so sorry for your loss. Lu was amazing person. I loved her dearly. She was a great person to work with. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
- Ron & Dora Hansen
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8:25 AM
“Oh lu lu we worked many years together i loved her so much rip my friend ”
- Fernfalline
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8:25 AM
“I had the priviledge to work with Lu as a co worker for many years. She cared deeply for her residents and co workers . We shared many stories about our faith journey. We prayed together often. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. I will miss her terrible, but remember her fondly forever. Gods peace for her family”
- Nora Thurman
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8:25 AM
“I am sorry for your lose. Lu take care of my Grandma when she was in the nursing home. How Lu and my grandma and talk again and take care of one other.
She will be missed ”
- Alice
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 9:53 PM
“This is Heartbreaking to see, I love Lu and her whole family. She’s someone I’ll never forget, her smile and giggles that lit up the room. It was wonderful to be able to take care of her, never a dull moment! My thoughts and love go out to Lu’s Family, she will be greatly missed. ”
- Jamie Landon
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 9:53 PM
“So sorry for your loss, Lu was a very sweet person and I loved our many conversations about Iowa Hawkeye basketball over the last few years! ”
- Kelly Mills
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 7:26 PM
“I’m so sorry to hear about Lu Lu’s passing. She was an amazing woman with a heart of gold. She left such an imprint in my heart and I am deeply saddened to hear about her passing. Deepest condolences to her family and friends. ”
- Morgan stuckey
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 6:53 PM
“Dear Family,
I was saddened to read this. I too worked with Lu for years at Longhouse/ Northshire. She was a real fun gal and she will for sure be missed by many. Prayers for all of her family and RIP Lu.”
- Jackie Mann
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 6:21 PM
“Im sooo sorry for your loss! She was a one of a kind lady and sooo glad i got to meet and get to know her. Prayers to the family.”
- Krystal Ahrens
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 4:50 PM
“So sorry for your lost . I loved working side by side with Lu and later helping take care of her. I have many fond memories of Lu. May she rest in peace .”
- Dorothy E brons
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 4:50 PM
“Im so sorry for your loss.Just short time i knew lu I'm glad i had a chance to meet her and take care of her lu will always have a special place in my heart I will miss her definitely at long house rip beautiful you will be missed by many of us”
- Heidi sky
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