Aldeane Houdek Horning was born on May 9, 1941 on the farm in Brainard, Nebraska to James Houdek and Mae Sedlak Houdek. She passed from this life at her home in Lahoma after a long battle with her health on May 3, 2021. In 1943 the family moved to a farm in Ulysses, Nebraska and in 1956 to Columbus, Nebraska. Aldeane worked as a waitress during high school. She graduated from Columbus High School in 1958. On December 31, 1960 she married Charles “Butch” Horning in Columbus, Nebraska. To this union four children were born: Ron, Carla, Jimmy, and Gary. Aldeane went on harvest for several years before graduating from beauty school, and she enjoyed a lengthy career as a beautician. She enjoyed cooking, dancing, playing music on the piano and accordion. She was very involved in the Wakita Celebration for a number of years. Aldeane was a fun-loving person and never met a stranger. While the movie, Twister was being shot in Wakita, Aldeane met many of the actors and actresses. She loved visiting the bridges of Madison County.
Survivors include her children, Ron and Chris Horning of Medford, Carla Cink of Sallisaw, Gary Horning of Moore, and James Horning and Kimmy Johnson of Enid; siblings, Arnold Houdek of Seward, Nebraska, Jeanne (Houkek) Laurenroth and husband, Gerald of Crete, Nebraska, and James and Bonnie Houdek of St. Petersburg, Florida; grandchildren, Natisha Crews, Eric Samuels, Scott Corderman, Megan Cink, Keeley Horning, Mikayla Ramirez, Tatum Horning, Brock Horning, Brant Horning; eleven great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering will be Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Ron Horning’s home. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Medford. www.lanmanmemorials.com Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.
Nebraska service for Aldeane will be Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Dwight, Nebraska. Burial will follow at Assumption Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to OMRF – Cancer Division through the funeral home
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