Henrietta Windhorst — Mazeppa

MAZEPPA — The funeral for Henrietta Windhorst will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bear Valley, in rural Mazeppa. The Rev. Alan Horn will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Windhorst, 88, of Mazeppa, died Sunday (Sept. 30, 2007) at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Henrietta Dahling was born March 21, 1919, in Mazeppa Township, Wabasha County. She grew up on the family farm in Mazeppa Township and graduated from Mazeppa High School in 1936. On Oct. 8, 1936, she married Lavern L. Windhorst at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bear Valley. They farmed in the Bear Valley area, then moved to Mazeppa in 1974. Mr. Windhorst died July 8, 2000, and she moved to Bridges in Zumbrota in fall 2000. For the past year, she had been a resident of Maple Manor Care Center. She enjoyed gardening, needlework, crafts, cooking, sewing and reading, was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bear Valley, and was a member of the Mazeppa Senior Citizens.

She is survived by two sons, Duane (Marilyn) and David (Brenda), both of Mazeppa; a brother, Melfred (Marjorie) Dahling of Goodhue; and a sister, Joan Hinsch of Goodhue. Other survivors include five grandchildren, Brenda (Mark) Debner, Todd Windhorst, Allison Windhorst, Melissa (Josh) Boraas and Corbin Windhorst; and five great-grandchildren, Ryan, Rachel, Nathan and Matthew Debner, and Jack Boraas. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Larry and Lavern Jr.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mahn Family Funeral Home-Larson Chapel in Zumbrota, and an hour before the service Wednesday at the church.

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