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Born: October 9, 1953

Death: April 15, 2013

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Carol Horn

October 9, 1953 - April 15, 2013

Carol Horn

Carol (Loterbauer) Horn passed away peacefully at her home in Sioux Falls, SD on April 15, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Carol was born on October 9, 1953 to Raymond and Esther (Helwig) Loterbauer in Webster, SD. She graduated from Bristol High School in 1971. She went on to earn a Medical Assisting degree from Lake Area Technical Institute, in Watertown, SD and also an Associates Degree in Business from Dakota State University in Madison, SD.

On May 7, 1978 Carol welcomed her only child, Alicia. Carol cherished being a mother more than anything else in the world. August 17, 1986 Carol was united in marriage to Jim Horn in Mobridge, SD. They made their home in Sioux Falls where Carol worked at Central Plains Clinic, Northwestern Mutual Life, and finally at Yellow Freight Transportation.

In 2007, Carol welcomed Nick Luther as her son in law. The next few years brought her the two greatest joys in her life, her grandsons, Gavin and Emmett.

In January 2010, Carol was diagnosed with stage 4 invasive ductal carcinoma (breast cancer). During the next three years Carol fought a vigorous battle to beat the aggressive cancer. When she was told the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes, lungs, brain and spine she immediately set goals and was determined to remain with her family as long as possible. She used everything in her power to try to reach her goals. She managed to reach two of her major goals of being here for the birth of Emmett, and also to take Gavin to Preschool. During the entire cancer journey Carol used her strong Catholic faith to stay positive and have trust in the path God had laid out for her.

Carol had a love for life. She had a vivacious sense of humor and an infectious laugh. She loved to landscape, decorate, sew and read. She especially loved shopping with her sister Cindy. Carol always put others first. She was the epitome of a people person. She was a devoted friend to many and made friends wherever she went.

She enjoyed time spent with family most of all. Those grateful for sharing her life are her husband, Jim Horn, daughter Alicia (Nick) Luther, grandsons Gavin and Emmett Luther, sister and best friend Cindy Pischke, Sioux Falls and parents Raymond and Esther Loterbauer, Watertown, SD and a plentitude of friends and extended family.

Carol was preceded in death by her brother Alan.

Visitation and Funeral will be held at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Sioux Falls, SD. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 with family present from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. with a rosary and service to follow. Funeral will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013.

In accordance with Carol’s wishes the family asks that no pink flowers be sent to the funeral


Mass of Christian Burial

Friday April 19, 2013, 1:00 pm


St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church

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