M. Celenire (Cel) Horner of Apple Valley, died peacefully Friday, Dec. 28, at Heritage of Edina. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, former radio and television personality Jack Horner. She was a native of Fargo, ND, where she was born Aug. 13, 1910. For most of the past 27 years, Cel and Jack lived in Apple Valley where she was active in Church of the Risen Savior. For many years, she was the volunteer director of the Clothes Closet, a service of the Dakota County Community Action Council. Previously, she and Jack lived in Bloomington where she was an active member of St Edward's Catholic Church. She also was a volunteer teacher of mentally handicapped children. She taught the children in the Bloomington schools and in her home. Cel and Jack raised their six sons in south Minneapolis where she was active in the Church of the Visitation. Cel also was prominent in many organizatins, including the League of Catholic Women, serving as the first chair of the committee evaluating radio, television and movies. While her volunteer work brought her much satisfaction, her greatest joy in life was her family. She was a devoted mother to her six sons and a loving grandmother and great-grandmother. In addition to her husband Jack, she is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, John (Jack) and Jan of Maplewood, George and Harriet of Minneapolis, Phil and Maggie of Woodland Hills, CA, Steve of Meridian, ID, Tom and Libby of Edina, and Richard and Jan of Proctor, VT; grandchildren Mary, David, John, Kathleen, Gretchen, Karen, Stephanie, Michelle, Paul, Joseph (J.J.), Christopher, Kevin, Amanda, Christen, Danielle, Ann and Alex; and eight great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial Monday (TODAY), Dec. 31, at 10 a.m. at Church of the Risen Savior, 1501 E. Co. Rd. 42, Burnsville. A visitation will precede the funeral at 9 a.m. at Church of the Risen Savior. Memorials are preferred to the Emergency Fund of Church of the Risen Savior.

Published on December 30, 2001

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