Interment took place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven.
Wanda Jean Horst, daughter of Clarence "Kim" and Earniesteenia (Smith) Simington, was born July 29, 1931, in Ruthven. She graduated from Ruthven Community School in 1950. On Dec. 12, 1950, Wanda was united in marriage to Leighton "Lug" Horst in Jackson, Minn.
Wanda was employed as a waitress and also did house cleaning for many families in the area and cleaned for numerous businesses and churches throughout Ruthven. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and church circle and the Ruthven American Legion Auxiliary.
Wanda passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg, at the age of 81.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leighton "Lug" Horst; son, Galen "Trigger" Horst; sister, Beulah Hanna; granddaughter, Katie Horst; great-grandson, Jacob Horst; and two sons-in-law, Art Sampson and Bruce Knuth.
She is survived by her children: Sue Sampson, Leah (Jeff) Cacek, Jeanette "Nett" Lowman, Jessica "Noke" (Doug) Berger, and Bill (Tammy) Horst, and step-daughter, Diana Knuth - all of Ruthven; daughter-in-law, Patricia Horst, of Curlew; son-in-law, Timothy Lowman, of Ruthven; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Josephine Cole of Ruthven.
Arrangements were conducted by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.