Betty Mae Horneber

April 20, 1923April 10, 2019

Betty Mae (Eggers) Horneber was born on her parents’ farm April 20, 1923 in rural White Rock, SD. She was the second of four daughters to John Peter and Mary Pauline Eggers. She attended the neighborhood rural school and Roshalt High School. At the start of WWII, she moved to Milwaukee, WI and then to Boston, MA to do her part for the war effort. At the end of the war, she returned home and worked in the area. In 1946 she met Frederick Horneber and on February 20, 1947, they eloped to Minneapolis. They were married 49 years and had five children. They owned a farm near Sisseton, SD. In 1971 they moved to St. Paul, MN where she worked at Trevilla of New Brighton Nursing Home. Upon her retirement in 1988, they moved to Houston, TX. Frederick passed away in 1996. Betty died April 10, 2019, ten days short of her 96th birthday. Her parents, and sisters, Lorna Isaacson, Ruth Quaal, and Mary Jane Eggers preceded her death. She is survived by and lovingly remembered by her children: Diane Horneber of Minneapolis, MN, William and wife Alice Horneber of Sioux City, IA, Mary and husband Ramsey Jabbour of Dallas, TX, George Horneber of Houston, TX, and Linda and husband Terry Bridges of Las Vegas. She has six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She loved and was devoted to them all. A celebration of Betty’s life will be held Monday, April 15, 2019 at Brookside Funeral Home at 13747 Eastex Freeway (at Lauder Rd). at 10:00. Her graveside service will be held April 24, 2019 at Roshalt, SD. Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church (downtown) 800 Houston Ave., Houston, TX 77007, earmarked Sack Food Ministry for the Homeless.


  • Visitation Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Gathering Monday, April 15, 2019

Betty Mae Horneber

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Barbara Kidd

April 14, 2019

I remember visiting Grandma and Uncle George in early 2016 during spring break. We had fun, we sat around the table and laughed at memories. My favorite day that trip was when we took a drive. We stopped by a field where the most beautiful flowers were freely growing. Grandma told me to pick her some of every color and I did. Grandma made me laugh so hard when she generously told Uncle George he could only "make two mistakes today". When we stopped for lunch it was at a restaurant that was run a lot like a cafeteria. I remember thinking then that it was the happiest day of my trip. Though I have a childhood full of happy memories with Grandma, my favorite memory will always be when Grandma, Uncle George and I went driving just for fun on that beautiful spring day in 2016.

ruth stoerkel

April 13, 2019

Betty's family,
It is with sadness that I learn that Betty has left us and joined the chorus of saints in heaven. She was a delight to know and her smile and joy in serving the Lord will always be a memory of Betty. We share the loss of our mothers and know many remembrances will always be with us and will fill our quiet moments with joy and hope for that reunion that awaits us all.

In Christ's love,
Ruth Stoerkel
Houston, Texas