2017-09-07 / Obituaries

Walter E. Horn

Houghton Lake resident Walter E. Horn, 89, died Sept. 7, 2017, at Meadow Brook Medical Care Center, Bellaire, with his family by his side.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at First Baptist Church of Prudenville Saturday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Christler Funeral Home, Prudenville Chapel, is handling the arrangements.

He was born June 22, 1928, in Owosso, to Walter and Gladys (Wiles) Horn. He served in the U.S. Army. He married Helen B. Alvord Oct. 9, 1948, in Owosso. 

He was a foreman at the General Motors Flint Buick Plant for 30 years and retired in 1978. He and his wife vacationed at Houghton Lake for many years before moving there in 1978. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Prudenville and a lifetime member of the Corunna Masonic Lodge. 

Mr. Horn enjoyed spending time at the Houghton Lake Senior Center, going to McDonald's, spending time with his church family and his Sunday dinners at Shaker's Restuarant.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Helen; brothers, Orie and Edward Horn; and sister, Virginia Schultz.

Surviving are his daughter, Shirley Ann (Lee) Janssen of East Jordan; grandchildren, James (Mary) Lee of Texas, Thomas (Marianne) Lee of Indiana and SheriAnn (Tony) Galullo of Indiana; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. 

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Prudenville at P.O. Box 168, Prudenville, MI 48651, or the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org or 526 West Chrisholm, Alpena, MI 49707. 

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