1921-2012

Marian Frances Horn, 91, of Chippewa Falls, Wis., died peacefully Sept. 3, 2012, at Wissota Health Reflections in Chippewa Falls.  

Her funeral service was Sept. 6 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls with graveside services at Graceland Cemetery in Burke, S.D., on Sept. 7.   

She was born Feb. 10, 1921, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Ralph and Marie McFayden.  She grew up on a homestead farm near Gregory, S.D., where she graduated from Gregory High School.  

Marian married Henry W. Horn on Dec. 20, 1941 in Burke, S.D.  She was baptized and became a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Burke on April 2, 1942.  In 1987 Marian moved to Chippewa Falls where she joined Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and became an active member of the OSLC Quilters and the Ruth Circle. Her faith was important to her – the passage that sustained her was Phillipians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

As a child growing up in the Dust Bowl days of the Great Depression she learned the value of resourcefulness, resiliency and frugality.  She became an accomplished seamstress, and was awarded many blue ribbons for her handiwork, including the sweepstakes prize at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair.   She was an avid baseball fan, especially for the Cubs, Twins and Brewers, but her main love in life was her family.  

She will be greatly missed by her daughter Carol (Gary) Gienapp of Chippewa Falls and son Wesley (Judy) Horn of Carroll, Iowa; five grandchildren, Todd (Heather) of Vancouver, Wash., Brian (Lisa) Gienapp of Monument, Colo., Jennifer Barry of Whitefish Bay, Wis., Theresa Gienapp of St. Paul, Amy (Ron) Lottridge of Denver, Colo., and seven great-grandchildren, Katie and Joshua Gienapp, Bennett and Peter Barry, Caroline and Lukas Gienapp, Henry Lottridge, and 12 nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Margaret Knapp, her brother Ray McFayden, and by her husband Henry, on Jan. 30, 1985.