Jack Elden Horn, 88 died at 8:45 p.m., Nov. 10, 2019, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, where he was a resident.
He was born on May 28, 1931, in Alexandria, to Frank and Alice (Dikey) Horn. He graduated from Alexandria Monroe High School in 1945. He married Patricia Ruth Malicoat on June 10, 1951 in Alexandria.
He served 32 years in the Indiana National Guard and his rank was 1st Sergeant. He worked 32 years at Delco Remy in Anderson, and retired from there in 1991. After that, he worked at Petro Brothers in Warsaw as a parts manager for ten years. He lived in the Akron area for 33 years before moving to Peabody Retirement Community one and a half years ago with his wife.
He was an avid bowler and bowled several years in a bowling league at Norco Alleys in Alexandria and Elwood where he once bowled a perfect game. He played basketball in high school and on a semi-pro team later. He was a die-hard fan of IU basketball. He loved to ride his Honda Golden Wing motorcycle and collected model cars, enjoyed watching car races on TV and was proud of his own cars and kept them clean and shined all the time. He was a perfectionist in everything that he did and had all his tools neat, labeled and organized. He enjoyed mowing his yard and other people’s too. He was a member of the Jimmy Swaggart Media Church. He enjoyed having visitors and seeing all of his grandchildren.
Surviving Mr. Horn is his wife: Patricia Horn of North Manchester; three children: Timothy A. (spouse Debbie) Horn of Alexandria; Daniel E. (spouse Melody) Horn of Tipton; Julie R. (spouse Mike) Smith of Claypool; one brother: Donnie (spouse Maureen) Horn of Frankton; one sister: Sharon Walker of Summitville; eight grandchildren: Lindsay (Jason) Smith, Brandon (Lisa) Dotson, Nick (Erin) Smith, Jordan Smith, Madira (Eric) Markley, Miriah (Brian) Burnell, Jason Horn and Crisi Young; 23 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; a special care giver: Gabby Hoffman.
Preceding Jack Horn in death are his parents, father-in-law, mother-in-law and his brother Frankie Horn.
Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at the Earl-Love Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester Street, Akron, IN 46910.
The funeral service will follow visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Officiating the service will be Jason Smith. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF Cemetery, Akron.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Jack, memorial contributions may be made to Peabody Foundation and mail to Peabody Retirement Community, 400 W. 7th Street, North Manchester, IN 46962
The staff of Earl-Love Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Jack E. Horn.