Waynne B. Hornicke - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

August 13, 1949 - August 17, 2023

Waynne B. Hornicke, age 74 of Bloomington, passed away on August 17, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Myrette (Johnson) Hornicke. Survived by sister, Yvonne Glonchak (Frank); brother, Gregory Hornicke; nephews and niece, James Kowal, Jonah Hornicke and Genevieve Cornelius; great-nieces, Samantha Jenkel and Evelyn Hornicke; and many friends.


  1. Growing up next door to the Hornicke family was a good childhood experience. Wayne, Greg, my older brother Ed and I spent many summers hanging out together. From playing badminton in their backyard to marathon pinochle games, we had fun and stayed out of trouble. I remember one hot summer day when the ice cream cart came by, the rider got a flat tire on his bike. In those days, they had a frozen cart on two front wheels with a single wheel in the back. Wayne and I were in the front yard and went out to see what the problem was. The guy asked if we could watch his cart while he went to get a new inner tube. We agreed and it wasn’t long before Wayne came up with the bright idea that we should do our civic duty and eat as much of the ice cream treats as we could to save them from melting all over the street and making a mess. Since he is 4 years older than I am, I was pretty impressionable at my age and readily agreed. Wayne was always impressionable when it came to free food. We ate a lot of ice cream bars that day.
    Wayne will be missed by his remaining family for sure. R.I.P. Wayne.

  2. Randy Penrod says:

    I am sorry to be reading of Waynne’s passing.
    Waynne and I were band members at the old Portland Junior High School in Bloomington in the early 60’s.
    Me on trombone and Waynne right behind me on tuba and what we the called a “bass horn”.
    Waynne: always friendly, always engaging and fondly remembered all these years and decades later.
    Please accept and extend my sympathies and condolences.

  3. Doug Johnson says:

    I worked with Waynne at Edina Schools for many years. He was a great employee and did meaningful and wonderful work. I also enjoyed his talents at many men’s chorus concerts. He was a great singer too.

    Waynne was a humble person and servant.

    Well done good and faithful servant!

  4. Terri Behrends-Singer says:

    I’ll miss Waynne — we were in grade-school classes together at Valley View Elementary, and graduated from Kennedy High School in 1967. I was pleasantly surprised to see he was a member of House of Prayer Church when I returned to the Twin Cities and joined HOP in 1988. He was an important part of so many musical ensembles. We’ll especially miss him in our OP choir and Bell choir. Condolences to the family.

  5. Mary Jo Oleson Hiles says:

    I taught with Waynne in the early 70’s at Isanti Elementary. He was a great music teacher. 4 of us lived in a duplex a couple blocks from the school. I was upstairs and he was down. He had a great sense of humor especially when we tp’d his car. Waynne was also the soloist at my wedding. He had an absolutely gorgeous voice. I know he will be missed by all who knew him. Keep singing Waynne❤️

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