Oliver “Sonny” Dale Horton

Oliver Dale “Sonny” Horton, 85, of Blackduck, MN passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at his home, surrounded by family.A Memorial Gathering will be held from 1:00-4:00 PM on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at the Blackduck Senior Center in Blackduck, MN. Oliver was born on April 24, 1936 to Oliver and Ellen (Maish) Horton in Blackduck, Minnesota. He attended school at the Moose Park School. He entered the US Army in December of 1958 and was honorably discharged in September 1960. He received his GED through the Army. He was in active duty in Germany for 1 ½ years, but came home on leave to marry Carol Reed in December of 1959. After his discharge they moved to International Falls, MN where they raised their two children, Dale and Valerie. Oliver worked for Boise Cascade for 31 years. He retired in 1989 because of health reasons. In 2002, Oliver and Carol moved to Blackduck to live out his dream of being back on the Horton homestead. Oliver loved to sing karaoke at the Hoot-n-Holler. His passions were fishing, hunting, and playing cards. Oliver is survived by his loving wife, Carol Horton of Blackduck, MN; his son, Dale Horton of Blackduck, MN; his daughter Valerie Horton of Proctor, MN; a granddaughter Rose Thompson; great granddaughter Annastesia Thompson; and great grandson Oliver Thompson; and 3 sisters, Betty Moon of Kalama WA, Edith Jokimaki, Wright, MN, and Margie Korpi, Kettle River, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 sisters, Rose, Lula, Olive, Jane, and Judy; and 4 brothers, Charles, Carl, Delmar, and Dennis. Messages of condolence may be sent to ceasefuneralhome.com


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