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Obituaries from the week of June 28, 2000 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880


Opal A. Hatton, 84

Funeral services were held for Opal Hatton on Saturday, June 24, 2000 at the Almlie Funeral Home in Tracy, MN.

Speaker was Mr. Barry Daniels. Honorary bearers were Jeff Hatton and Joshua Hatton. Casket bearers were Jerry Towne, John Barclay, Rick Pool, MacKenzie Barclay, Andy Daniels and David Daniels.

Opal Alberta Hatton was born April 14, 1916 to Herman and Naomi (Belz) Beckley on a farm east of Marshall, Mn. She moved with her parents and brother to the “family farm” in the Balaton area and attended rural school near Balaton.

Opal married Herman LeRoy Hatton on July 26, 1941 at Marshall. They made their home on farms in the Balaton and Garvin area.

She was a member of the Jehovah's Witness congregation and her other interests included gardening, cooking, sewing and playing bingo and cards.

She had lived at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Balaton since her husband's death.

Opal died on Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at the Weiner Memorial Medical Center in Marshall, at the age of 84 years.

Opal is survived by two sons and their spouses, John and Charlotte Hatton of Richfield, Mn. and Bruce and Susan Hatton of Andover, Mn.; four grandchildren, Jeff, Caroline, Joshua and Trevor Hatton and cousins.

Her parents, husband and one brother, John, preceded her in death.

Interment was at the Bethel Cemetery with Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handling arrangements.

Curtis Horner, 54

Curtis Dean Horner was born in Slayton, MN on February 12, 1946. He was the son of Bob and Ann VanBoeyen Horner. He passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul on June 20th, 2000 after a battle with cancer.

He grew up on a farm in Murray County and attended school in Tracy. He was a member of the National Guard.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife Amada; five children Jason, Jim (Susan), Joel, Amber (Randy) and Justin; grandchildren J.J., Brittany and Jacob; siblings and their spouses, Robert E. Horner, Sharon and Mike Gillette, Lon and Lila Horner, Rick and Tammy Horner; three nieces; nine nephews; many cousins; aunts; uncles and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, son Jeff and grandson Jesse.

A Memorial Service was held on Friday, June 23, 2000 at Assumption Catholic Church in St. Paul.