Ann Horn

Ann Horn

Thursday August 5, 1965 Wednesday October 21, 2020

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Obituary for Ann Marie Horn

Ann Marie Horn, 55, of Baxter, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on October 21, 2020 at her home. She was born on August 5, 1965 in Wadena, Minnesota to Eugene and Lois (Messer) Tyrrell. Ann grew up in Wadena and graduated from Wadena High School where she was active in band, speech and debate, track and field, and was member of Job’s Daughters. After high school, she attended the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN where she graduated with a degree in Biology and Natural Sciences.
Ann traveled many places including Europe, Japan, Alaska, Mexico, Bermuda, Hawaii, Las Vegas, California, Florida and the East Coast.
Ann worked at Cragun’s Resort for 32 years and Target for the past three years. Her devotion to Cragun’s will never be equaled. At Cragun’s she did it all and everyone truly depended upon her!
Her free time was spent with family, scrapbooking, gardening, traveling, camping and time at the Lake.
She loved her pets; they were constant companions and an important part of her daily life.
Ann was a member of Park United Methodist Church and helped establish a new congregation in Baxter, the Light of the Lakes Church. As part of the fundraising for this new church, Ann organized various activities including brat sales. She also organized the Fare for All food distribution network in the area and was a teacher at Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.
In 1993, she married Wayne Horn and they had one son, Ethan. She was a devoted mother to Ethan and enjoyed watching him play sports and traveled to all of his games. Her devotion as a mother resulted in raising a wonderful young man in Ethan. In July of 2017, Ethan married Wilhelmina Gerdes (Willy) and in March, Ann became a grandmother for the first time to Grayson.
Ann had a kind, gentle and calm demeanor. She was a tremendous person and there are so many words that describe her. She was dedicated, loyal, devoted, friend, confidant and dependable. Everyone could count on Ann!
Ann is preceded in death by her father, Eugene Tyrrell. She will be deeply missed by her son, Ethan (Wilhelmina); grandson, Grayson; mother, Lois Tyrrell; brother, Norman Tyrrell (Xiaohong Zheng); nephew (Alexander Tyrrell); nieces (Lana Semmens, Rosie Pfenning, Calissa Tyrrell); aunts, Carol Oyster (Alaska) and Renee Pfenning (North Dakota) and many, many others.
A Funeral for Ann will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, October 30, 2020 at the Halvorson Taylor Life Events Center in Brainerd with visitation from 9:00am – 11:00am. A reception will follow at Cragun’s Resort Dining Room. Private interment at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples, Minnesota.
Family is requesting all guests wear a mask and practice social distancing at the service and reception.

Caring for Ann and her family
Halvorson Taylor Funeral Home
Brainerd 218 829 3581

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    Friday October 30, 2020 |
    Halvorson Taylor Life Events Center
    512 South 8th Street
    Brainerd, Minnesota
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    Friday October 30, 2020
    Funeral Service 11:00am on Friday, October 30, 2020.Visitation 9:00-11:00am

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Cindy Carew

I’m so sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. I have fond memories from church, school, and band in Wadena.
Comment | Posted at 09:56pm via Condolence

Sheila Avenson

My condolences to Ann's family and so many friends! I consider myself a "business" friend. Ann has been a customer of mine at The Office Shop for all of my 20 years here! We had many conversations about life, but reading her obituary there was so much more about her I wish I would have known. I already knew she was an amazing person, always calm when an office "emergency" came up ! The day I heard this news was one of the worst days for me here at The Office Shop...looking back through emails we sent back and forth was a comfort, I could see her smile in them and also hear her voice. She will be missed by her friends here at The Office Shop.
Comment | Posted at 10:05am via Condolence


We send our very sincere condolences to Ann's family and her many friends, We worked with Ann for over 20 years. She was always a very positive person and will be greatly misses by all of us. Sincerely,
Susan and Gary Goll
Comment | Posted at 07:32pm via Condolence

Collette Szitta

I am deeply saddened by this news about Ann. She was my college roommate during my junior year in a four person apartment with Sandy, Julie, Ann and myself. We had some very fun times together baking oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and sharing meals, taking turns cooking. Spaghetti and garlic toast was one of our favorites together. We were always trying to eat more healthy though with Nurse Julie giving us tips on eating as well as reminding us to zip up our coats during frigid winter winds across the Bennie "tundra". She was always looking out for the three of us! I believe I met my match in Ann as far as the number of hours studying went. She took college classes very seriously and was an excellent, hardworking student. Ann was soft-spoken, yet had very kind thoughts and a gentle heart. She was patient and helpful. She also had a cute sense of humor which came out when exams were behind us. I'm absolutely certain that I am speaking for all of our class of 1987 in saying Ann was a friend to everyone and an enemy to no on, living out her strong faith. She was open-minded and non-judgmental. What I admired most about her was her calm demeanor which was quite the opposite of my high strung nature. Living with her was a gift and a treat because she helped me learn to enjoy quieter and more peaceful moments. Thanks for the very happy memories to a beautiful woman, inside and out. My sincerest condolences to Ann's husband, son, mother, brother and all of her closest family and friends. Please know that we are sharing in your loss at this time. I know she is now dancing in Heaven with her father.
Comment | Posted at 06:11pm via Condolence

Julie Brady

To Wayne, Lois and Norm, So sad to hear about Ann's passing. We had a great time at St Ben's together. She had a quiet thoughtful presence and we enjoyed each other's laughter. Great memories at Lois' house together and out on the boat. I'm sure this is so hard on all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Julie Brady
Comment | Posted at 08:25pm via Condolence

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