John Van Horn

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John Van Horn, Jr.

Great Falls —John Benjamin Van Horn, Jr. passed away on May 19, 2014 at the age of 96. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Croxford Funeral Home and at his request no services are planned.

John was born August 10, 1917 in Atalissa, Iowa and raised all over the state. He married Vera Ennis in 1939 and they spent close to 60 years together before her death in 1998. John was a welder in the Navy for 23 years. He was also a golf supervisor at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina for 20 years and held a position on the Great Falls Golf Board. In addition to golf, John loved Iowa corn for the simple pleasure of watching it grow.

Survivors include sons, Wally Burks of Great Falls, Kelly Van Horn of Los Angeles, Dennis Van Horn of North Carolina; granddaughter, Pauline (Brian) Burks; a total of seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Those who have preceded him in death include wife, Vera; wife, Weeda; and wife, Ethel.

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Funeral Home
Croxford Funeral Home and Crematory
1307 Central Avenue Great Falls, MT 59401
(406) 453-0315
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Published in Great Falls Tribune on May 29, 2014
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