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, I would like to convey my deepest sympathy to You, your brothers and sister. I have very fond memories of being with you and your family. ...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Suzi Kobylka-Krieger

“We extend our deepest sympathy to your family. Pat and I have only the best memories of your Mom and Dad.Your Mom was truly one of the kindest people...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Chad, So sorry to hear of the loss of your grandmother. You and your family are in my thougths and prayers... ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Jenn Layport - Lorain, OH

“Linda, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Hold onto God's unchanging hand. Diane Jon-El ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Linda, my condolences to you and your family. You are in my prayers.Robert White ”
5 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Linda, The Nichols family has your family in our prayers. We love you very much & your Mom is now next to the Lord as one of your families loving...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“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 ”
7 of 23 | 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 »
8 of 23 | Posted by: David Theil - Huntington Beach, CA

“Linda,Very sorry to hear about your Mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know she was a special person from the way you spoke about her. God...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Robin Myers - Avon Lake, OH

“Now that your Mom and Dad are back together,may you find comfort in that. You will miss them but never forget them.Always in your hearts and keep...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Rusty Gannelli

“Rodger Sorry to hear about your mother. Our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are with you and your family. With sympathy, Willis & Lynne Calhoun ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: Willis Calhoun - Lorain, OH

“Cindy & family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Jennifer Stakolich

“Linda and Lonnie, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I remember your mom from our senior...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Linda Kulcsar Kolena - MS

“Cindy & Family, As you grieve, know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of your Mom. ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: Mike Watt - Rocky River, OH

“I only had the please of meeting Mrs. Horwedel a few times but I remember them well. She was a great woman who touched many lives. My condolences...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Don Young - Lorain, OH

“Linda, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. From the way you spoke of her I know this world has lost one of it's best. My thoughts and...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Sally Readinger - Sheffield Lake, 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, but always...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Vicki Bloom - Cleveland, OH

18 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Just to say thank you for all you did for me as I was growing up-you will truly be missed with all my love and the familyGail and John heiman ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“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 »
20 of 23 | 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 »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy Syphers - Avon, OR - Niece

“The heart remembers most what it has loved best. May memories comfort you and your loved ones and bring you peace during this very difficult time. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy (Banjoff) Jones - Knoxville, TN

“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 »
23 of 23 | 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