Olga Hoerner peacefully passed away on February 5, 2014 in Shoreline, WA. She was born February 17, 1915 in Bainville, MT to Anne (Knutson) and Charles Schwenke.
Olga was the 8th of 12 children. She graduated from Bainville High School in 1933. She and Jack Hoerner were married on October 24, 1942 in Whitefish, MT. They moved to Richland, WA, working at Hanford on the Manhattan project. They returned to Montana, established, owned and operated Hoerner Plumbing and Heating, in Columbia Falls from 1947 until 1970, when Jack passed away. Olga moved to Seattle in 1978 to be closer to her children.
She will be deeply missed by her daughter, Celeste McArthur of Seattle; and son, Clinton (Sue) of Las Vegas. She will be remembered by her 4 grandchildren, Scott (Kerrie) and Shane (Robyn) McArthur, Kirsten and Carin Hoerner; and 4 great-grand children; as well as her sister, Thelma Westberg of Sequim; and many nieces and nephews.
Olga was a volunteer at her parishes in Montana and Seattle. Many a chocolate chip cookie was lovingly baked for her family. Olga loved to be with her grandchildren, and playing cards. She was a member of St. Matthew Parish in Seattle. She was a strong, independent woman who cared about others.
Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM at
St. Matthew Catholic Church
1240 NE 127th St., Seattle, 98125
Donations can be made in her name to Providence Elderplace, 4515 Martin Luther King Way S., Ste 100, Seattle, WA 98109.
Hoffner Fisher & Harvey
Guestbook at harveyfuneral.com
Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 16, 2014