Letter: Support for Horner for coroner


(Paid letter)

Dear editor,

I have known Chad Horner for over 30 years. I had the distinct privilege of working with him for 19+ years during my career at Ogle County Hospice, now Serenity Hospice and Home.

In those years, when we were together doing our mutual work, he was amazing in his care, compassion and concern for all he encountered. Our work takes a special degree of gentle strength and care for all involved. He always was a consummate professional. His gentle kindness, firm grasp of situations and the needs of all were a gift to all involved.

His faith guides him to the integrity and excellence with which he devotes the actions of life. The strength with which he dedicates himself to all he does is apparent. Since my retirement, I have had many opportunities to volunteer beside him. His family reflects the man he is.

It is my privilege to support him for this position of Ogle County Coroner.

He will bring knowledge, understanding of the needs of our county, wisdom and integrity which public office requires.

-Lorrie Bearrows, retired executive director of Serenity Hospice & Home, Chana