Mrs. Theresa M. "Terri" (nee Forthofer)  Horwedel
Mrs. Theresa M. "Terri" (nee Forthofer) Horwedel
  • January 15, 1928 - November 24, 2012
  • Avon Lake, Ohio

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“Linda: Please know that I'm thinking of you during this difficult time in your life. My heart goes out to you and your family. Becky Szefcyk ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Becky Szefcyk - South Amherst, OH

“Mrs. Horwedel, as We always referred to her, was a second Mom to me while I was growing up and hanging out with with her son, Lonny - my best friend...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: David Theil - Huntington Beach, CA

“Cindy & family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jennifer Stakolich

“Cindy & Family, As you grieve, know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of your Mom. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Mike Watt - Rocky River, OH

“Cindy and family, So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside use everyday, Unseen,Unheard,...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Vicki Bloom - Cleveland, OH

“We are saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Horwedel. Whenever we saw Mrs. Horwedel at Cindy and Kevin's gatherings, she always had a smile and a...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Campo Family - Avon Lake, OH

“Loosing a parent is so hard, especially when they become ill, and you can do nothing but make them comfortable, and let them know they are loved. I...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Syphers - Avon, OR - Niece

“I am so very sorry to hear that your Mom (Aunt Terri) has passed. She was truly a wonderful and beautiful person. Losing a parent leaves an empty...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Sally - North Olmsted, OH - niece

Theresa M. Horwedel, (nee Forthofer) 84, of Avon Lake, who was a lifelong resident of Avon and Avon Lake, passed away, Saturday, November 24, 2012 at home in the company of her loving family.

The wife of the late Lester "Bud" Horwedel of Avon Lake and daughter of Sophia (Oster) and Jacob Forthofer, she was one of eight brothers and sisters. Her parents were the forefather pioneers in the early settlement of Avon. She is preceded in death by siblings Ralph Forthofer-Elyria, Ollie Forthofer-Avon, Dorothy Forthofer-Avon, Rosella (Forthofer) Walker and granddaughter Megan McGinnis. Survivors are her children, Lonny (Sue) Horwedel, Linda Burnworth, Rodger (Kimberly) Horwedel and Cynthia (Kevin) Sammon. Theresa is also survived by 12 grandchildren Chad & Lance Burnworth, Mathew & Mary Horwedel, Delainie, Brenna & Jerrod Horwedel, Cassie, Ryan & Caitlin Sammon and Rob McGinnis and Great Grandchildren Gavin, Chloe & Jessica Burnworth, Miranda & Emaley Burnworth and Claire & Cole Horwedel and siblings Laverne (Cate) Forthofer, Richard (Loretta) Forthofer, and Anna Mae (Tony dec.) Gebelle.

Theresa grew up in Avon; attending Holy Trinity School in the 1930's and graduated from Avon High School. She was married to her loving husband, Lester Horwedel for 54 years. She enjoyed poetry, dancing, gardening, helping on the Horwedel Grape Farm in Avon Lake and most of all, the love of her family. Terri worked as a caregiver for many years and her employment included working in Cleveland at Western Union Telegraph, Troxel Company & General Industries in Elyria and Western Enterprises in Avon Lake. She served as past PTA President at Erieview School, President of Avon Lake High Chorale and President/Treasurer of Avon Lake High School Band-Aid Music Department. She chaired the annual fund drives for the Vocal Music Department and organized Avon Lakes first PTA Christmas Gift Shop as a school fundraiser. At Holy Trinity, Avon she was a member of the Ladies Guild, Ladies Guild of the Knights of Columbus, and past member of St. Mary's Mission Group, Pinochle Club, Avon Lake Fireettes and Democratic Club (Isabel Group).

Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon-Belden Rd., Avon Lake, Wednesday, November 28 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00pm. The Prayer Service will be at the funeral Thursday at 9:15am followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church, 33601 Detroit Rd., Avon at 10:00am. Fr. John Misenko of the church will officiate. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Family request in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation or Cleveland Clinic Hospice. For more information or to send an online condolence go to