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Louise Carol Zahorsky

September 9, 1940 October 13, 2016
Louise Carol Zahorsky
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Obituary for Louise Carol Zahorsky

Worthington, MN

Louise Carol Zahorsky, age 76, of Worthington, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at the South Shore Care Center after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 9, 1940, in Worthington, the daughter of Henry and Eva (McQuiston) Riss.
Louise grew up and attended school in Worthington and graduated from Worthington Junior College. She married Gerald Zahorsky on April 8, 1961.
Over the years, she worked for numerous businesses and also Nobles County Family Service until her retirement.
Louise loved people and enjoyed being with her family and her many good friends. She was active in many organizations over the years. Her great passion was helping with fundraising annually for Juvenile Diabetes Research and Nobles County Relay for Life in hopes of finding cures.
Her greatest joy was her grandchildren’s activities and their accomplishments.
Louise is survived by her husband, Gerald Zahorsky; daughter, Kristine (Ronald) Ray; daughter-in-law, Anita (Starner) Zahorsky; four grandchildren, Kelsey and Nathan Ray and Mara and Mitchell Zahorsky; siblings, Raymond (Jackie) Riss, Avis Riss, Alice Arnold, Arther Riss, James Riss, and her twin, Louis Riss, and numerous extended family.
She was preceded in death by her son, Scott Zahorsky; her parents; siblings, Irene Thom, Clarence Riss, Charles Riss, Mona Riss, and Donna Fleming.
Funeral mass will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Worthington, MN, with Father Thomas Jennings officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Worthington.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Family prefers memorials to the Nobles County Relay for Life.

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Visitation

Sunday

16

Oct

5:00 PM 10/16/2016 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/16/2016 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Visitation

Monday

17

Oct

9:30 AM 10/17/2016 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 10/17/2016 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1215 7th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

St. Mary's Catholic Church
1215 7th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Monday

17

Oct

10:30 AM 10/17/2016 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1215 7th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

St. Mary's Catholic Church
1215 7th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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