Horn, Frederick E.
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Frederick (Fritz) Ernest Horn, 91, Pulaski, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, July 24, 2012, surrounded by his family. The son of Charles & Ella (Olsen) Horn of Krakow was born November 24, 1920.
On May 6, 1942, Fred married Helen Alice Kowalkowski in Krakow; she preceded him in death on February 10, 2005. He served his country in WWII, on Tinian Island in the South Pacific, with the US Army Air Corps, from 1942 to 1945. From 1945 to 1954, he was employed as a truck driver for the Green Bay Soap Company (Anamax), an experience which provided him with many stories to tell. After 31 years of service, Fred retired in 1985 from the Fort Howard Paper Company (Georgia Pacific). Among his proudest accomplishments were raising eight children and the many grand and great-grandchildren that have followed. Through his many years leading up to and after retirement, he raised sweet corn, tomatoes and other vegetables, which were sold at the family's roadside stand along State Highway 29. He also spent some years raising hogs. Many of us believe that not only was this his plan to feed all of us but, also, to keep us out of trouble through the summers. As the years progressed he enjoyed fishing with his sons, daughters and grandchildren. Later in life, despite struggling with the effects of stroke, he enjoyed rides though northeast Wisconsin with his sons and daughters to get an ice cream cone or sneak a beer or two. Although he never golfed he could occasionally be found riding around a local course, enjoying a beer and a laugh with his sons. Unable to speak in his last years, he was still very capable of charming everyone around him with a wink and a smile, no matter how difficult the situation he was facing. Living through the depression, surviving the struggle of WWII, and raising a large family left him little time to spare. That said, he used his time well and always had time for his family. You set the bar high Dad; thank you and "See You Later."
Fred is survived by eight children; Margaret (Richard) Delmont of Oneida, Linda Brice of Green Bay, Chuck (Lynn) Horn of Watersmeet, MI., Susan (Dan) Burich of Green Bay, Frederick W. Horn of Oneida, Mike (Kelly) Horn of Sobieski, Annie (Brian) Boerst of Pulaski, David (Jana) Horn of Milwaukee; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Deloris Dombrowski and Carolyn Paulsen, both of Green Bay.
Fred was preceded in death by a grandson, Quinn Allen Delmont, three brothers, one sister, and one son in-law.
On behalf of Fred, the family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and health care providers who have supported him and all of us through the trials of the past few years. Your care and kindness to our father will always be gratefully remembered.
Friends may call at Marnocha Funeral Home, Pulaski from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, with a closing Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. The visitation continues at 9:00 a.m. Saturday at Assumption B.V.M. Church, 124 E. Pulaski St., Pulaski. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the church, Fr. Finian Zaucha, O.F.M. presiding. Burial with full military honors by the Pulaski Area Veterans will follow in the parish cemetery.
Online Condolences may be expressed at www.marnochafuneralhome.com
Marnocha Funeral Home
186 E. Pulaski Street Pulaski, WI 54162
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from July 26 to July 27, 2012