Jim Horner

HORNER, JAMES L. Bay City, Michigan James L. Horner, age 81 years, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Caretel Inns of Tri-Cities. He was born to George and Ellen (Walraven) Horner on April 20, 1932 in Essexville. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and dedicated four years of his life in faithful service to our country during the Korean War. Jim owned and operated several restaurants, but most noteworthy was Linwood Corners for forty years. He was a former member of the Michigan Harness Horsemen’s Association. He enjoyed being an owner of Standardbred horses with horses such as True Duel p, 1:58.4f ($124,164), Perfect Gentleman 2:02.2h ($62,874) and SF Episode p, 1:59.3h (48,045). He was also a member of St. Hedwig Parish and Kiesel’s Pearls (past president), American Legion Post #0239, V.F.W. (lifetime member), as well as membership in B.S.S.O.A. (Brilliant Storytellers Society of America). Jim enjoyed going to the casino, deer camp, and his distinction as “cookie man”. On August 6, 1955, he was united in marriage to Eleanor M. Krzysiak and they shared their lives together for over 58 years. Eleanor survives him, along with their two children, David (Whitney) Horner of VT and Cynthia Brink of OH; two grandchildren, Nicholas (Katrina) Brink and Abbi Brink; two great grandchildren, Aubri and Mackenzi; one sister and two brothers, Marcella Knapp, Joe Horner, and Larry Horner; and his beloved cat, “Kelly”. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, James A. Horner (12/27/2004), and seven siblings. The Horner family would like to express their grateful appreciation to Dr. Michael Gruber and also, Caretel Inns of Tri-Cities for the care and kindness shown to Jim. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM in St. Hedwig Church, 1504 S. Kiesel, Bay City. Jim will lie in state in church Saturday after 9:00 AM. Rev. Kevin N. Kerbawy will preside and entombment will follow in St. Patrick Mausoleum, with military honors by the Bay County Veterans Council. Memorial contributions may be directed to “family wishes”. Visiting hours are Friday from 2:00 to 5:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM, with the Vigil Prayer Service at 7:00 PM in the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel. Online condolences: http://www.trahanfc.com