James Patrick VanHorn

Wilmette, Illinois

1954 - 2019


Wilmette, Illinois
Alzheimer's Association


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James Patrick "J.P." Van Horn, age 64, of Wilmette, IL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Born on November 14, 1954 in Chicago to Kathryn and Joseph Van Horn. Beloved husband and best friend to Elizabeth "Liz" Van Horn nee Hanley. Loving father of Everett and Joe Van Horn. Dear brother of Joann (Dan) Van Horn Wieland, Chuck (Trina), Teresa Van Horn, and Suzy (Mike) Faz. Fond son-in-law of Robert and the late Virginia Hanley. Kind brother-in-law and uncle to many. J.P. graduated summa cum laude from St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, IN and enjoyed a thriving career with Iowa Grain Company and the Chicago Board of Trade. Subsequently, he joined his siblings in the Van Horn Automotive business fulfilling his passion of all things automobile. J.P. received his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1999. Visitation Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with prayers at 12 Noon at Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Boulevard, at Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL 60077. Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 1:30 p.m. at Saints Joseph & Francis Xavier Church, 524 Ninth Street, Wilmette, IL 60091. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter, 8430 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 or Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23453. Info: www.donnellanfuneral.com or (847) 675-1990.

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We didnt get to talk much at the funeral but I wanted to tell you how much I always admired JP. He was one of the big kids and he was always so tall and strong and I assumed he knew everything, haha. Thar is how I will always remember him. Liz, Everett, Joe, Joann... your strength and dedication in your care and love for Jay is an inspiration to me. I pray if I ever find myself in your shoes that I will learn courage from your examples. God bless you all. Jay is happy now. ❤

Sorry for your family loss.

Sending prayers and love to Everett and the rest of the Van Horn family and friends! Wish we could be present to show our support!! ❤

My husband and I, even though we are just part-time drivers, express our deepest and sincere sympathy to the Van Horn family. May God give you peace during this time of sorrow. Ernie and Dorothy Blok

Everett, Liz, Joe and family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad, husband, and the man that he was to all of you. Each step of this heartbreaking journey has brought another loss..,...this, I know. You can rejoice that hes now fully restored in mind and body and as strong as ever! Live, knowing that hes once again able to smile with you and pray for you and gently guide you along your earthly journeys until you are together again! My prayers are with you during your...

Deepest sympathy to all of JPs family and friends. Tim and Cindy Mais

It was a glorious day and it always will be for your family! We love you JP, Liz, Everett & Joe!!!

Eternal Affection Arrangement- BASKET INCLUDED

May you find endless games of Tip It.