Wayne N. Honer(1939 - 2013)

Wayne N. Honer, 73

St. Joseph

July 22, 1939 - Feb. 9, 2013

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, February 14th, at 2:00 PM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in St. Joseph, for Wayne N. Honer, age 73, of St. Joseph, who died on Saturday at his home after a two year battle with kidney cancer. Rev. Jerome Tupa OSB will officiate. Friends may call on Wednesday between 4:00-8:00 PM and on Thursday after 12:00 Noon at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph. Parish Prayers will be at 6:00 PM.

Wayne was born July 22nd 1939 in St. Cloud to W.F. "Wally" and Dorothy (Potthoff) Honer. He was a graduate of St. Cloud Tech in 1957. Wayne married Doreen Stueve on June 20th, 1962 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Wayne lived most of his life in St. Joseph. He owned and operated H&R Block Tax Service in Waite Park and St. Cloud. He retired in 2000 after 35 years. Wayne was a member of the Stearns Coun ty Deputy Reserve Unit and Water Patrol. He was also a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Eagles Aerie #622, Moose Lodge 1400, and St. Joe Rod and Gun Club.

In his early years, Wayne trained and showed Morgan horses, he was an avid trap shooter, deer and duck hunter, fishing and camping, going on mystery bus trips and casino trips. He was a great lover of WWII History (The History Channel). Wayne loved driving his Kabota in the woods as well as harvesting maple syrup. Above all else, Wayne loved his wife, children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Doreen, children, Brad Honer (Paula) Rogers, Scott Honer (Toni) Rockville, Karla Honer, St. Cloud, Deonne Stangle (Joe) Sartell, 5 grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Pam Eller (Dan) Cold Spring, Lance Honer (Valerie) Cold Spring, Randy Honer (Cheryl) St. Cloud, John Honer (Judy) LaPorte, Fred Honer (Jean) St. Joseph, Shelly Carlson (Tom) St. Joseph and Bill Honer, Walker, many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wally and Dorothy Honer.

The family extends a warm "thank you" to St. Cloud Hospital Hospice Care, Dr. Hauge, Wanda, Cathy, Nicole, and Sue for the compassionate care they gave Wayne and our family during these difficult months.

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Funeral Home

Daniel Funeral Home and Cremation Service
120 North College Avenue St. Joseph, MN 56374
(320) 363-7783

Published in the St. Cloud Times on Feb. 11, 2013