Eldon Stukey Horn, 94, of Warsaw, Ind., and formerly of Mentone, Ind., passed away at 6:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
He was born Feb. 22, 1918, in Tippecanoe, Ind., to Isaac and Vida Stukey Horn. On Sept. 22, 1940, he married Mary L. Cumberland in Etna Green, Ind. She passed away Feb. 2, 2008.
Eldon had been a poultry farmer for 33 years in the Mentone and Palestine areas. After retiring from farming, he then worked at Zimmer Orthopedics in Warsaw for 10 years. He had also worked at King Memorial Home of Mentone for 22 years helping serve the families of the community.
He was a 1936 graduate of Mentone High School. Eldon was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church. He was an active member of the Mentone Lions since 1963. He served 15 years on the board of the Potawatomi Wildlife Park where he was a charter member. He was very active at Helping Hands Food Bank for the past 5 years. Eldon had a passion for boys and girls basketball. He loved to watch his grandchildren as well as many others play games. He enjoyed spending times with his family.
He is survived by two daughters: Karen Horn and partner Marcia Shreve, Katy, Texas; Cheryl (Jerry) Ryman, Warsaw, Ind.; two granddaughters: Angela (Randy) Heinsman, Warsaw; Nicole (Matt Dick) Ryman, Warsaw; and five great-grandchildren: Madison, Kensington, Jeremy, Victoria, and Justin.
He was preceded in death by three sisters: Esther Sarber, Gaynell Crieghton and Geneva Beeson; and three brothers: Wilson, Scott and Owen Horn.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the funeral home with Rev. Amber Karkosky-Litten officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mentone United Methodist Church Endowment Fund.