Anni - Renate Horn
August 20, 1931 – January 13, 2020
Anni-Renate Riemann Horn, 88, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society of Olathe. She will always be remembered as a devoted wife, attentive mother and grandmother, blessed little sister, and thoughtful friend to everyone she knew.
Anni-Renate was born on 20. August 1931, in Hamburg, Germany, to parents, August and Renate Anni (Lüders) Riemann. Ever since she was as young as three years old, she tried to run off to other places. When she and Hugo rekindled in Hamburg, after 10-something years of different paths, Anni made a huge decision to embark on the steamer, Bremen, for a two-week voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to America, first arriving at New York City, where Hugo stood in anticipation to welcome and whisk her away to Chicago. Creative in designing clothes, Anni had to forego her opportunity to study at Berlin University due to the lack of funds and worked in Reemtsma-Cigaretten, a cigarette factory, with her best friend, Rosa Kirchen, and other deaf female coworkers, creating many fond memories. In Chicago, she quickly secured employment as a seamstress, specializing in sleeves, an arduous vocation requiring craft precision, and continued in that field when she and Hugo relocated to San Diego. There, Anni made a major profession switch to work as an electric assembler at Bendix Allied until her retirement. Anni was always proud of herself, her husband, and her family, relished reading the news and watching movies about royal families and folks in Europe, and had such a strong attachment to her hometown, Hamburg. Prior to her Olathe relocation, she and her husband, Hugo, enjoyed their retired years in Las Vegas.
Being the second child of the all-Deaf Riemann family, Anni is preceded in death by her parents, August and Renate Riemann, her sister, Martha, and brother-in-law, Horst Raddoch. She is survived by her daughter, Petra Horn-Marsh and husband Kester of Baldwin, Kansas, stepchildren Victor Horn and wife Sylvia of Vilsbiburg, Germany, and Regina Monika (Horn) Göldel of Stephanskirchen, Germany. She is also survived by grandchildren Melanie Zimmerman, Christoph Göldel, Rachel Rose, Ricke Rose, Renate Rose, Aryzona Marsh, Tymber Marsh, and great-grandchildren Kiera Vincent Rose, Olive Jae Martinkus, and Theo Zimmerman.
- August H. Riemann, Father (deceased)
- Renate Anni (Lueders) Horn, Mother (deceased)
- Hugo Ernest Horn, Husband (deceased)
- Horst Raddoch, Brother-in-law (deceased)
- Petra Horn-Marsh, Daughter
- Kester Marsh, Son-in-law
- Melanie Zimmerman, Granddaughter
- Christoph Goldel, Grandson
- Rachel Rose, Granddaughter
- Ricke Rose, Grandson
- Renate Rose, Granddaughter
- Aryzona Marsh, Grandson
- Tymber Marsh, Granddaughter
- Kiera Vincent Rose, Great Granddaughter
- Olive Jae Martinkus, Great Granddaughter
- Theo Zimmerman, Great Grandson
- Victor Horn (Sylvia Horn), Step-son
- Regina Monika (Horn) Goldel, Step-daughter
- Martha Raddoch, Sister