Robert Wilbur Horn

20 August, 19384 April, 2020

Robert W Horn, 81, of Wolcottville, formerly of Harlan, passed away on April 4, 2020, at 9:15am, at his daughter's home. Born on August 20, 1938, in Garrett, he was a son of the late George and Juanita (Myers) Horn. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps, as a Sargeant; he worked at Hydrodyne Boat Co. in Spencerville and Harris Deck Craft in Harlan and retired from Phelps-Dodge, after more than 23 years of service as a machinist. Robert loved to fish, and taught anyone that wanted to learn. He enjoyed going to his children's sporting events, and sometimes would even play! He enjoyed tinkering with tv's and computers, and watching old westerns amd boxing.

Robert and his surviving wife of 55 years, Kathleen K (Malone) Horn raised 8 children, Tony Horn, Robert Horn Jr, Tammy (Jean, great friend) Barr, Debora Horn, Michelle (Dave) Bassett, Patrick (Kim) Horn, Vickie (Mitchell) Wright, Susann (Chad) Gottfried, 1 Grandchild John R Horn. He is also survived by his sister, Juanita Hill. He was also a Grandpa to many more grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Private family services are being held. Burial will be in Harlan Memorial Cemetery, Harlan. Memorial donations may be given to the family c/o Kathleen Horn. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hockemeyer Funeral Home, 17629 State Road 37, Harlan.


  • To the family c/o Kathleen Horn


Robert Wilbur Horn

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Joann Schindler

6 April 2020

I can not express how sorry I am for your loss of your dad and husband. I remember when we were little going to your house in Harlan playing in the pond. We used to have so much fun as kids . Just know he is in our Lord's arms and with those who have gone before him. I am sure they are having a family reunion in Heaven.

Donna Moran

6 April 2020

Dear Kathy and John,
I was sorry to learn of Mr. Horn's passing. I have thought about all of you and John many times and think fondly of the times we met together. You have my prayers and sympathy in your loss.

Karl Grueb

5 April 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. He was was a family friend for many years and I have memories of going fishing with him . He will be greatly missed . My family is sending prayers tp you all during this time .

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