John Horner was born September 6, 1940 in Dover, IN. He died on March 28 at age 80.
John attended St. John’s Elementary School in Dover and Guilford High School graduating in 1958. As a youth, John enjoyed trapping for mink and muskrat and did some amateur taxidermy. With his parents’ consent, John enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 17 and served for three and a half years. He spent most of those years as part of the flight crew out of Patuxent, Maryland flying with Navy test pilots who later became the first astronauts. John lived in Cincinnati and worked for Simplex Time Recording Company for over 30 years. A member of the National Muzzle Loaders, he was frequently found at his campsite in Friendship. Later, as a hobby, John bought old clocks, repaired and resold them. When his wood carver could no longer carve replacement clock parts, John would carve these himself.
Preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Dorothy (Knue) Horner, and sister, Betty Fischer. John is survived by siblings; Paul (Mary) of St. Leon, Mary (Bob) Gaynor of Dover, Joe (Linda) of Greensburg, Michael (Pam) of West Chester, Oh, Lou (Charlotte) of Wheaton, IL, Larry (Joan) of Sunman, Theresa (Mark) Widolff of Yorkville as well as many nieces and nephew and great nieces and nephews.
Visitation for John will be held on Tuesday, April 6 at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home. The rosary will begin at 10:45am followed by visitation from 11:00am – 12:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial, with Fr. Jonathan Meyer presiding, will be held at All Saints Parish, St. John’s Campus at 1:00pm. Burial will immediately follow. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Cemetery Fund. Memorials will be taken at the visitation or can be mailed to Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home at 25615 State Rt. 1, Guilford, IN 47022. Please visit www.andres-wuestefeldfh.com to sign the online guestbook and offer condolences.