Ruth M. (Strempke) Horn (1923 - 2013)

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    - Marion Schanke
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INDEPENDENCE – Ruth M. Horn, 90 years old, of Independence, died on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at ABCM Rehab. Center Independence-West. She was born on June 2, 1923, in Black Hawk County, the daughter of Richard A. and Sophia E.B. (Hein) Strempke. She attended the Black Hawk County country schools. On March 4, 1948, she and DeVere LaVelle Horn were married at the American Lutheran Church in Jesup. He preceded her in death in 2012. Mrs. Horn farmed with her husband before retiring. She raised poultry and delivered eggs to her customers
Mrs. Horn is survived by one daughter, Linda (Roger) Falconer of Center Point; two sons, Darrell (Teresa) Horn and Duane (Cindy) Horn, both of Independence; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, and one sister.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence with Pastor Greg DeBoer officiating. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery in Independence. Friends called for visitation from 4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the White Funeral Home in Independence. On line condolences may be left at
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Nov. 20 to Dec. 7, 2013