DeVere L. Horn (1923 - 2012)

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INDEPENDENCE – DeVere L. Horn, 88 years old, of Independence, died on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at West Village Care Center in Independence. He was born on June 21, 1923, in Independence, the son of August Julis and Maude (McGlaughlin) Horn. He attended school in Independence. He worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps during the construction of Backbone State Park. During World War II, Mr. Horn served in the U.S. Army. On March 4, 1948, he and the former Ruth Marie Strempke were married at the American Lutheran Church in Jesup,. They farmed until retiring in 1999. Mr. Horn was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence and the Sheehan-Tidball American Legion Post 30. He could usually be found close to home tending the yard and taking care of family members.
Mr. Horn is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth, one daughter, Linda (Roger) Falconer of Center Point, Iowa, two sons, Darrell (Teresa) Horn and Duane (Cindy) Horn, both of Independence, Iowa, 10 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Marsha (Don) Jacobson of Jesup, Iowa, and one sister-in-law, Carolee O'Brien of Independence, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister, and one granddaughter.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence with Pastor Kurt Bockoven officiating. Casket Bearers will be Tracy Clinton, Chad Krogman, Denny Horn, Danny Horn, Darren Horn, Jill Davis, Joni Leymaster, Jenny West, Angie Mann, and Dusty Horn. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery in Independence. Visitation was from 4 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the White Funeral Home in Independence where a Military Service began at 7 p.m.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Mar. 1 to Mar. 10, 2012
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