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John Horn

September 25, 1920 - October 13, 2009

U.S. Veteran

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 17, at Lebanon Assembly of God. Graveside service with military honors will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 17, at Gilliland Cemetery in Sweet Home. Contributions may be made to Evergreen Hospice of Linn County.

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John Horn, age 89, of Sweet Home passed away peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus, surrounded by his family at home.

He was born in Underwood, Washington to Jacob Thomas and Martha Ellen (Dark) Horn. He spent his childhood years in Hood River, Oregon. After serving in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945, participating in the Pacific Theater, he moved to Sweet Home to raise his family with his wife of 69 years, Ruth Jean (Kibby) Horn.

A lifetime of work was spent in the logging industry, retiring in 1985 from Willamette Industries. He was a member of and served diligently in the Lebanon Assembly of God Church.

He will be remembered by many as a caring, giving man who was a blessing to his family, church, and community. John touched many lives on his journey, giving his all and asking for nothing in return.

John had many passions in his life. He loved to work with wood in his shop, making many rocking chairs and cradles for his grandchildren and greatg grandchildren. He coached Little League when his children were younger. Later, he was a devoted supporter of his children and grandchildren’s activities. He also loved to travel. But his greatest joy was spending time with his family. He truly cherished his children and loving wife.

John was a tireless worker. Very few days passed without a project undertaken at home or for one of his countless friends. Many benefited because John shared his many skills unselfishly.

John is survived by wife, Ruth; son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Dianna Horn of Lebanon; daughter, Jeneane Dunmyer of Tualatin; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis Horn and Marlene Teel of Helena Montana; and son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Kathy Horn of Sweet Home; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. John’s three sisters and one brother preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 17, at Lebanon Assembly of God. Graveside service with military honors will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 17, at Gilliland Cemetery in Sweet Home. Contributions may be made to Evergreen Hospice of Linn County.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling services.