May 11, 1927 – February 17, 2021
A life well lived - that's what those who knew him will say.
Native Fresnan Herman Horn passed away peacefully in his beautiful home on February 17, 2021. Herman will best be remembered for his sense of humor and his kind, giving heart.
For Herman, every situation was an opportunity for laughter. His quick wit and humorous banter was enjoyed by everyone who knew him. And his generous nature was appreciated by all. He was known for living life to the fullest.
He was born in West Fresno to Michael and Katie Horn, "Rooshin" Germans from Russia. The eleventh of twelve children, Herman graduated from Fresno High School. From a young age his true love was dancing. However his plans to study the art were thwarted when he enlisted in the Marines during WWII. His military career took him overseas to China. After returning safely he married Barbara Jeanette Scheidt, who passed away in 1995 after 45 years of marriage. The pair were great socializers. Their shared passions were international travel, art and antiques, playing bridge and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He loved social clubs. In his younger years Herman belonged to the 20/30 Club and the Optimist Club, and he volunteered with the Pinedale Boys Club. He was also an active member of the Edison Social Club.
Herman spent his career with PG&E where he retired after 36 years as the Customer Service Department Manager. In retirement he worked part-time as a tour guide for Lewis Travel and taught line dancing at the Clovis Senior Center. Herman loved gardening, reading and working out at the gym.
Herman is survived by his daughter Stacy (San Francisco); son Randon (Missouri); and son Craig (Fresno) and his wife Cathy, their children Ryan, Evan, Megan, Steven and Nathan, and great-grandchildren Makayla, Kylie, Parker, Kynsley, Hudson and Malik.
Remembrances can be donated to Nancy Hinds Hospice.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.whitehurstsullivan.com for the Horn family.
- Craig Horn, Son
- Stacy Horn, Daughter
- Randon Horn, Son
- Herman is survived by his daughter Stacy (San Francisco); son Randon (Missouri); and son Craig (Fresno) and his wife Cathy, their children Ryan, Evan, Megan, Steven and Nathan, and great-grandchildren Makayla, Kylie, Parker, Kynsley, Hudson and Malik.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Jill Radford George
February 23, 2021
My dad, Grant Radford, and I were sad to hear of Herman's passing. Herman brought so much fun and happiness into this world! My favorite memory of Herman is him singing (and dancing to) "If I said you had a beautiful body would you hold it against me?" with of course a huge smile on his face. I guess it doesn't sound very politically correct these days but it was of course just a funny song in the late 70's! I know this is a hard time, but I hope you have many, many memories of your dad that will bring a smile to your face and heart when you think of him.