Agnes Grace Honer
December 3, 1941 - March 17, 2016
Agnes Grace Honer was born December 3, 1941 in Dent, MN, She grew up and attended schools there and in Perham, MN, the twelfth of seventeen children born to Frank and Anna Honer. She passed away peacefully March 17, 2016 surrounded by loved ones.
In 1959, she married Maynard Herting, Sr., of Pelican Rapids, MN. Agnes and Maynard moved to Oregon in 1961 and raised their family of six children. Her career included nursing assistant and home healthcare provider. She enjoyed volunteering at the Catholic Church and with local Elks and Eagles Clubs; holding many positions of leadership including Madam President of the Salem Eagles Auxiliary. In all these roles, Agnes embodied Christ’s commandment to love your neighbor as yourself.
Mom was a remarkable mother and grandmother; her family was her life! Agnes enjoyed blessing others with her gift of crocheting. Whenever she learned that a new little one was expected, she immediately started crocheting them a keepsake receiving blanket. She also crocheted prayer blankets for those in the church. Anyone who met her was touched by her beautiful smile and infectious laugh.
Agnes is survived by her children: Mary David Chase, Perham, MN; Maynard Karen Herting Jr., San Diego, CA; Mark Kathy Herting, Albany, OR; Marcy Mike Schultz, Grand Forks, ND; Ann McCloud, Salem, OR; and Kathy Fultz, Salem, OR. She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Anna Schmidt and Louise Kempenich and three brothers, Lawrence, Jim, and Edward Honer.
Preceding her in death: Maynard Herting, Sr, parents: Frank and Anna Honer; eight sisters: Rose Ziolkowski , Irene Asmund, Marie Thornberg Fairbanks, Evelyn Thornberg, Luella Kempenich Staber, Katherine Christenson, Ludwina Riepe, Frances Honer and three brothers: Frank Jr, Joseph, and Alfred Honer
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Keizer Oregon on Thursday, March 24 at 1:30pm. A light lunch/reception to follow at the church. There will be another Mass in Dent, MN, her final resting place on March 28, 2016.