Lorna A. Van Hoose, a longtime resident of Ocala, Florida, was welcomed into her heavenly home August 8, 2016.

Lorna was born January 1, 1932, in Milwaukee, WI. She was the daughter of William and Gertrude Osius of Plymouth, WI. In 1952, she married Robert W. Van Hoose and lived in Washington, D.C. and Ashland, KY, before moving to Ocala in 1976. Lorna lived her final 16 months in Oviedo, FL, being lovingly cared for by her daughter, Rebecca and family.

Lorna is survived by six children: Amy Smith (Dan) of Middleburg, VA; Robert W. Van Hoose, Jr. (Sandy) of Ashland, KY; William Van Hoose of Oldsmar, FL; Ruth Hudson (David) of Bloomington, IN; Allison Braun of Lakeland, FL; and Rebecca Puig (Rafael) of Oviedo, Florida. She is survived by 11 grandchildren; Irene Butler, Trey Van Hoose, Stephen Van Hoose, Jonathan Van Hoose, Joe Van Hoose, Kirby Van Hoose, Stephanie Akerman, Stacey Morris, Kelly Hudson, Lauren Puig, and James Puig. She is survived by 5 greatgrandchildren. Lorna is also survived by brother Fred Osius of Plymouth, WI, Dorothy Beringer of Elkhart Lake, WI; and Marjorie Vandersteeg of Green Bay, WI.

In addition to making a happy, Christ-centered home for her family, Lorna used her talents to serve the Lord with gladness. She was a choir director and organist at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ashland, KY, for 20 years and served as organist at St. John Lutheran Church in Ocala, FL for over 30 years. She served as a chaplaincy volunteer at Munroe Regional Hospital in Ocala for 25 years. Lorna also served faithfully in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and Bible Study Fellowship.

Lorna’s legacy of a deep and abiding faith in Christ, a love for her family, and a heart to serve others’ lives on through her family and friends. She will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and all who knew her and loved her.

The family will be accepting visitors Saturday, August 13th from 4:30 – 6:00 PM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home at 5740 South Pine Avenue, Ocala. A celebration of Lorna’s life will be held Sunday, August 14 at 1:00 PM at St. John Lutheran Church, 1915 SE Lake Weir Avenue, Ocala.

The family requests that no flowers be sent, but would welcome memorial contributions to the St. John Scholarship fund.

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