In memory of

Larry Lee Horniing

July 26, 1950 – November 11, 2010

Larry went to be with the Lord on November 11, 2010 after his courageous battle with cancer. Larry Lee Horning was born on July 26, 1950 in Glendive, MT to Samuel and Ida Horning. He graduated from Dawson High School in 1968 and attended Dawson Community College from 1968-1969, were he met his future wife Linda. They were later married on April 17, 1971 and have been married for 39 years. In 1968, Larry started his first job as a box boy at Safeway and later became a meat market manager in 1972. In July of 1986, he was transferred to Helena, MT where he continued his work with Safeway until his retirement on September 1, 2009.

He served in the Montana National Guard from 1979-1985 and was an active member of the Glendive Elks Club until 1986. Larry volunteered for 3 years in Helena at Central School for the HOST Program, helping children learn how to read.

Larry was a great husband, father, and people person who knew how to brighten your day and make you laugh. He was intelligent, witty, humorous, had one of the best personalities and the biggest heart. He was our protector.

He had a love for the outdoors; chopping wood, going hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. Larry had a passion for traveling, whether it was driving across the country or taking a cruise. Larry had a soft heart when it came to dogs. His little buddy Lukie will miss playing ball with him. Being around family and friends’, watching football, Nascar, movies, playing cards, board games, and eating his favorite snacks is what he loved to do.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents Sam and Ida Horning, Bill and Betty Saunders (father and mother in law), Jolene Saunders (sister in law), numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins. He is survived by his wife Linda, Lori and Bob Rowe of Helena, MT (daughter and son in law), Sherri and Terri Willard of Plentywood, MT (sister and brother in law), Lee and Kathy Horning of Thorton, CO (brother and sister in law), Sandra Gunwall of Dickenson, ND (sister in law), nephews and nieces Darren, Shelly, Jamie, Jason, Stephanie, and Chad.

The family would like to especially thank Dr. Thomas Weiner and his nursing staff for all of the support and comfort they gave to Larry.

A Vigil Service is set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 14, 2010 at Retz Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Monday, November 15, 2010 at SS Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in East Helena. A reception will follow the Mass at the church. Arrangements are under the care of Retz Funeral Home.

In Larry’s honor, the family requests contributions to be made to St. Peter’s Cancer Treatment Center or the Lewis and Clark Humane Society. To offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Larry, please visit


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  1. Larry you will be missed by safeways! We will keep your family in our thoughts! God bless

  2. Theresa Scarber says

    So sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with Larry at Safeway and he was the sweetest person I have ever met. He will be deeply missed. My prayers go out to your family. Theresa

  3. Kelly Perkins (Crum) says

    Linda & Lori (Bob) I was shocked when my Dad sent me this today. My prayers are with your family as you travel this difficult road. I don’t have very many high school memories that you guys aren’t in. Larry was truly a great man & will be missed. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  4. Jamie, Jason and Kaci Johnson says

    My Uncle Larry was very special to me and I will miss him very much. Linda, Lori and Bob~ we love you very much and are so sorry for your loss. Jamie

  5. gayle arnson says

    I am sorry I can not be there today. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family as you move through life without Larry. God bless you and his memory.

  6. Carol Bridge says

    May you find peace and comfort in knowing you are surrounded by the good Lord. It was a sincere honor to offer a blanket and deliver Larrys lunch to him in the cancer treatment center. Even tho this was difficult, one could see a small twinkle in his eye. Perhaps a little mischievious twinkle?..

    Carol Bridge, Volunteer

  7. Kathy (Sandvik) and Ron Seeley says

    Dear Linda and family,
    We were so very sorry to hear about Larry’s illness, and now your loss. You have been in our thoughts and prayers, and pray that you find comfort in those who share in your grief – and peace in “the sure and certain hope of the resurrection.

  8. Linda and family,
    Your are in my thoughts and prayers.

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