Mae Horst

Obituary of Mae Margaret Horst

Mae Margaret Horst, 84, of Lodi, entered into rest on May 25, 2003, of natural causes, in Sacramento, California. She was born on February 6, 1919 in Grand Forks, No. Dakota, the daughter of Dave Holweger and Bertha Heth Holweger. Mrs. Horst was a retired Licensed Vocational Nurse, having worked last at the State Hospital in Stockton. She lived a remarkable life and was admired and loved by all who knew her. In 1937, Mae married Jerry Homolka. Five years later, in 1942, she came to California and resided in Acampo for one year, then in Stockton for forty years, and 14 years in Lodi. During WWII, Mrs. Horst worked as a welding inspector at the Port of Stockton, working on war ships. After the war, she worked at various paper mills in this area. On Hallowen Day 1952, she married Ray Horst, and with that gained an instant new family of three more children. She was member of Women of the Moose Chapter 488 in Lodi, and held various offices at the chapter level, including College Of Regions and Star Recorder. Mae is survived by her daughter, Shirley McClure of Sacramento; 2 sons, Jerry Homolka of Fresno and Robert Homolka of Arkansas; 2 stepdaughters, Deanna Sharp of Placerville, and Doris McCoy of Lodi; 1 stepson, Dennis Horst of Idaho; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Horst. Friends are invited to attend a graveside committal service at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 1st, 2003 at Lodi Memorial Cemetery, 5150 E. Pine Street in Lodi, and a Memorial Service at 2:00 P.M. at the Lodi Moose Lodge, 13263 N. Highway 99 in Lodi. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lodi Moose Lodge No. 634 Memorial Fund, 13263 N. Highway 99, Lodi, CA 95240. Lodi Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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