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Published March 07, 2013, 12:00 AM

Ethel Evelyn Horn

Ethel Evelyn Horn, 97 of Breckenridge, MN passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at St. Francis Nursing Home, Breckenridge. The visitation will be Friday, March 8, from 4:00 to 7:00PM with a Christian Mother's Rosary at 4:30 and a prayer service at 7:00 at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge. The funeral will be 1:00PM, Saturday, March 9 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Breckenridge with Father Peter Kirchner officiating. The interment will be at St. James Cemetery, Maine, MN at a later date.

Ethel was born on August 2, 1915 to Frank and Anna (Kouba) Kosek, in Abercrombie, ND. She attended Country School, Dwight #1. She graduated early from Wahpeton High School and pursued her college goals to become a registered nurse. She first attended NDSSS in Wahpeton, ND and graduated from their nursing program in 1934. She then spent 3 years at St. John's Hospital in Fargo, ND graduating in 1937. Ethel received specialized training in O.B. Labor and Delivery working for Dr. J.H. Fjelde, Fargo, from 1937 to 1940. The rest of her 35 years as an RN was devoted to St. Francis Hospital in labor and delivery.

Ethel Evelyn Horn

Ethel Evelyn Horn, 97 of Breckenridge, MN passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at St. Francis Nursing Home, Breckenridge. The visitation will be Friday, March 8, from 4:00 to 7:00PM with a Christian Mother's Rosary at 4:30 and a prayer service at 7:00 at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge. The funeral will be 1:00PM, Saturday, March 9 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Breckenridge with Father Peter Kirchner officiating. The interment will be at St. James Cemetery, Maine, MN at a later date.

Ethel was born on August 2, 1915 to Frank and Anna (Kouba) Kosek, in Abercrombie, ND. She attended Country School, Dwight #1. She graduated early from Wahpeton High School and pursued her college goals to become a registered nurse. She first attended NDSSS in Wahpeton, ND and graduated from their nursing program in 1934. She then spent 3 years at St. John's Hospital in Fargo, ND graduating in 1937. Ethel received specialized training in O.B. Labor and Delivery working for Dr. J.H. Fjelde, Fargo, from 1937 to 1940. The rest of her 35 years as an RN was devoted to St. Francis Hospital in labor and delivery.

Ethel was united in marriage to Donald Horn by Father Jande at St. Adalbert's Catholic Church in Wahpeton, ND on May 8, 1940. To this union they had one son, James. When she wasn't working, Ethel enjoyed playing bridge, sewing, knitting, cooking and baking. She was active in St. Mary's Church, Christian Mothers and belonged to several bridge groups over the years. One of her favorite places to be was at their home on Ottertail Lake where friends and family were always welcomed with open arms. She and Donald both retired in 1975 and were able to enjoy 27 years of retirement together before Donald passed away.

Ethel is survived by her son James (Jean) Horn of St. Paul, MN; and her 2 grandchildren Brady and Christina.

She is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Anna Kosek; her husband Donald of 63 years; and her brother James.

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