Burton K. Van Horn (1955 - 2016)


INDEPENDENCE – Burton K. Van Horn, 61 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. He was born on April 22, 1955, in Cheyenne, Wyo., the son of Harry Eldon and Evelyn Joyce (Black) Van Horn. He graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1973. On May 24, 1975, he and the former Barbara Ann Hayward were married at St. John's Catholic Church in Independence. After serving in the U.S. Air Force in Spain, they returned to Independence. Mr. Van Horn was a Buchanan County Sheriff's Deputy and an EMT at Peoples Memorial Hospital. Next, he was the owner and operator of Wapsie TV in Independence. Later, he was a bus driver and Director of Transportation for the Independence Community Schools. He was a member of the Sheehan-Tidball American Legion Post 30 and the Bechter-Boies V.F.W. Post 2440 in Independence. He was formerly a member of the Independence Parks and Recreation Board and helped with Hunter Safety classes. He enjoyed every minute of time spent riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Mr. Van Horn is survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara; a son, Brett (Sara) Van Horn of Ames, Iowa; a daughter, Brianne Van Horn of Ankeny, Iowa; and his father, Harry Van Horn of Whitehall, Wis. He is also survived by two brothers: Robert (Laura) Van Horn of West Union, Iowa, and Randy (Judy) Van Horn of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and three sisters, Brenda (Tom) Kammer of Mankato, Minn., Peg Van Horn of Caledonia, Minn., and Pan Wenzel of Dubuque, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence with Pastor Greg DeBoer officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence. Friends may call for visitation from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the White Funeral Home in Independence where a Military Service begins at 7 p.m. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Sept. 9 to Sept. 17, 2016