Florence Horst Obituary

March 12th, 2014

Florence Louise Heuer Horst, left the arms of her loving family to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The beloved wife of the late Walter Henry Horst, devoted and loving mother of Duanne (Debra) Horst, Ronald (Cathy) Horst, Barbara (Larry) Nicosia, Laurie (Gerald) Clark and Janine (Michael) LaBorde. Cherished grandmother of Chip and Chad Horst, Holly Pittman, Heather Wingrave, Hope Horst, Ashleigh Harter, Jennifer, Michael and Ryan Clark and Breanna LaBorde.


Florence was born on August 31, 1927 to the late Frank Edward Heuer and Marie Cleary Heuer. Sister of Frank Heuer, Edward Heuer, Gloria Vinson and the late Iona Aden. She was a former member of Gentilly Presbyterian Church and a current member of First Presbyterian Church of Slidell.


Florence joined the Slidell, Louisiana Chapter of the Women of the Moose in 1953 and held continuous membership for over 60 years. Florence served her Chapter in various capacities earning the Academy of Friendship degree in 1958, the Star Recorder degree in 1968 and the College of Regents degree in 1961. Florence was appointed to serve as a member of the Grand Council 1974-76 and was appointed as the organizations highest appointed leader, that of Grand Regent in 1989. This appointment afforded her the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the United States and Canada.

Florence was a caring and generous wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, who always took great pleasure in doing for others. In addition to her family listed above, Florence is survived by 14 adorable great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Donations to the American Cancer Society or the First Presbyterian Church of Slidell, are preferred, in lieu of flowers.


The Moose community is saddened to learn of the passing of Past Grand Regent Florence Horst.