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Wayne William Horton


1925 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Wayne William Horton, of Kalkaska, passed away October 30, 2011 at his Excelsior Township home, where he was surrounded by his loving family.
The son of Floyd W. and Iva H. (Harder) Horton, he was born May 21, 1925 in Caseville, where he was raised. Wayne married Geraldine Lois Morningstar, daughter of Chester and Lucy O. (Duncan) Morningstar on January 20, 1945 in Flint. Wayne graduated from Coyne Trade School (college) at Chicago, Ill. and became a licensed electrician. He started his own electrical contractor business, Wayne's Electric, and ran this business for 35 years in Utica, Onaway, and Kalkaska, all in Michigan. He was a member of the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 498 for ten years, and was also the Electrical Inspector for Kalkaska County for nine years. He was an active member and Elder of the Community of Christ Church (RLDS).
Wayne loved all his family, church family, neighbors, friends, and enjoyed visiting with all. He also enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers, Lions, Red Wings, boxing, and bull riding.
Wayne is survived by his wife Geraldine of 66 years of marriage, their two sons Dennis W. Horton and Daryl W. Horton (Sarah {Blech} Horton). Three grandchildren (Dennis' children): Dusty M. (Horton) Seifert (John Seifert), Brad W. Horton (Lori {Lewis} Horton), Thad W. Horton (Kari {Breeden} Horton). Seven great-grandchildren (Dusty's children): Alicia M. Seifert, Matthew J. Seifert, (Brad's children): Andrew L. Horton, Caden W. Horton, (Thad's children): Gwendolyn J. Horton, Davyn W. Horton, and Liam (William) W. Horton, and another child on the way; his brother Mervyn G. (Marian) Horton of Onaway; and many nieces and nephews. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Iva Horton.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 from 2-8 p.m. at Kalkaska Funeral Home, 152 S. Cedar St., Kalkaska. A funeral service for Wayne will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Kalkaska Funeral Home. Wayne will be buried in the Excelsior Township Cemetery and dinner will follow at LaLone's Restaurant.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in Wayne's honor to North Country Hospice (Kalkaska County) and Community of Christ Church in Grayling.
Please sign Wayne's online guestbook at www.kalkaskafuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published in The Leader and the Kalkaskian on Nov. 2, 2011
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