American Martyrs Catholic Church
624 15th Street
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Joan (Koerner) Hornbecker

1943 - 2018
Joan (Koerner) Hornbecker Obituary
Joan passed away October 13, 2018 at our home in Indian Wells, California. She is survived by Dave Hornbecker, her husband of 42 years, her brother Robert Koerner and his wife Jennifer from Mableton, Georgia and her brother John Koerner and his wife Melissa from Long Beach, CA. Joan was born and raised in Manhattan, New York and moved to Manhattan Beach, CA in 1971. Her early career was in secretarial and accounting in the insurance industry. She then worked for several years at General Electric in Inglewood where she established many life long friendships. In 1981, she and her husband purchased Banner Stationers in Manhattan Beach and then expanded to El Segundo Stationers in El Segundo and Center Stationers in Redondo Beach.
Joan was an active partner in the business for over 32 years. While helping to run Banners, she went to work part time at United Airlines in El Segundo in telephone reservations, then moved on to ticket sales, then departures and finally, flight attendant at the age of 49. She was with United for 12 years and retired shortly after "911." Still restless, she went to work part time for Dynamic Research in Torrance for another 12 years, where she met a whole new family of friends.

Joan had been battling cancer for the past four years and in August of this year, the cancer took a turn for the worse. Her whole family was able to get together in Indian Wells for a celebration of her 75th Birthday on September 27th, just weeks before her passing. Joan's life will be celebrated at a Memorial Mass at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Manhattan Beach, November 8th at 10:00am, with a reception following.

Joan truly lived a life of Love, Laughter, Giving, Sharing, Caring, Dancing, Singing and Partying. She loved and was loved by so many people wherever she was, at work, at home or at play. Her stay was far too short, but she did her best to make the most of it. She will be forever missed. She's left a tremendous void in the lives and hearts of all of us, which will only be filled when we reunite with her in that Promised Life to Come. May she be at rest in the Peaceful Embrace of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Published in The Beach Reporter on Nov. 1, 2018
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