Richard Horning, 1957-2019

Published 1:00 am Saturday, June 15, 2019

Memorial services for Richard Horning, 62, of Albert Lea will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Friends may greet the family beginning at 11 a.m. at the funeral home before the service Monday. Online condolences are welcome at

Richard Horning

Richard passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at his home.

Richard Donald Horning was born March 28, 1957, in Albert Lea, the son of Donald and Mavis (Wikoren) Horning. He grew up in rural Glenville, was confirmed at Round Prairie Lutheran Church and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1975.

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Richard worked for Penhal as a foreman for many years. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1703 for 15 years. Richard enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, canning and baking. He also loved raising farm animals — having taken care of many goats, chickens and other animals over the years.

Richard was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone.

Richard is survived by his father, Donald; children Christon Smith, Chad Richard (Erica) Horning, Chauna (Eric) Wilson and Jenna Peterson; grandchildren Douglas and Tyler Smith, Emily and Eli Horning, and Jayce and Pressli Chidester; siblings Debra Ponticello and Patricia Horning; special nieces and nephews Mitch, Matt, Trevor and Cece; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his mother, Mavis; and siblings Diane Christianson and Mark Horning.