John Horn(1929 - 2011)

Horn, John F.

John F. Horn, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at Ministry-Door County Medical Center, on Aug. 19, 2011. He was born Oct. 15, 1929, in Brillion, Wis., to Henry and Juanita (Luedtke) Horn. He served his country in the U. S. Army Reserves. John co-owned and operated Horn Ford Mercury Marine in Brillion for many years. On June 30, 1951, he married Marjorie Schnell in Forest Junction. During his life, John was active in a number of organizations, including the Ford National Dealer Council, the Ford Dealer Advertising Fund, the local Optimists Group and the Brillion Chamber of Commerce. John also had served as a director of the Calumet County Bank, and as a director of the Brillion Housing Authority. He and his wife recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; two children, Lisa (Tom) Lodde, Milwaukee; James (Sandra) Horn, Bridgeport, Conn.; five grandchildren, John, Joseph, and Peter Lodde; Lydia and Madeline Horn; a sister, Helenjane Howard, Flo.; three sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Beverly Horn, Harriet (Howard) Heimke and Janet Keller. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Jeanette (Roger) Rusch, a brother, Henry Horn, Jr.; two brothers-in-law, Dr. William Howard and Donald Schnell; a niece Heidi Horn.

Memorial Services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at Hainesville Lutheran Church (3944 County M, Sturgeon Bay), Rev. Mike Zolnosky officiating.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Hainesville Lutheran Church. Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences may be offered at

Funeral Home

Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations - Sturgeon Bay
319 West Spruce Street  Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 743-6574

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Aug. 23, 2011