May 28, 1922 - September 7, 2017


Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Leora C. Honer, 95, of St. Joseph will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Leora passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital with family by her side. Reverend Jerome Tupa, OSB will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and after 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday both at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph. Parish prayers will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Leora was born on May 28, 1922 in St. Martin Township to Frank and Anna (Buettner) Stroeing. She married Lambert Cherne and he passed away in 1958. She married Peter D. Honer in July of 1967 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph and she lived most of her married life in St. Joseph. They also lived in Waverly, Nebraska for 10 years. Leora was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, the St. Joseph Rod and Gun Club, NARVE, St. Cloud Eagles Aerie #622 Auxiliary and the Pink Sisters in Nebraska.

Leora enjoyed sewing, quilting, camping, cooking, fishing, playing cards, cheering on the Twins and above all spending time with her husband, children and family. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Peter; children, Sharon (Richard) Carlson of Topeka, Kansas, Ronald (Ellen) Cherne of Brainerd, LeRoy (Patty) Cherne of St. Joseph, Mary Lou (David) Smith of Andover, Lloyd (Linda)Cherne of Pierz, John (Bernadine) Cherne of St. Joseph, Colleen Cherne (Bill Nolan) of Topeka, Kansas, Ruth Ostendorf of St. Cloud, Linda Ketola of Pine City, James (Joyce) Honer of St. Stephen, Mark Honer (Linda Harris) of St. Stephen, Sandra (Scott) Rosenberger of St. Cloud; 33 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and brothers and sister; Vernon (Margie) Stroeing of Freeport, Marvin (Marlene) Stroeing of Freeport, Rita (Fred) Stang of Minneapolis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Lambert; son-in-law, Jeff Ketola; brothers, Sylvester, Wilfred and Celestine Stroeing; and sisters, MaryEllen Rosen, Evelyn Voller and Dorothy Stroeing.

Memorials are preferred.