February 16, 1928 – May 22, 2013
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 29, at Brooks South Town Chapel at Sunset Memorial Gardens, with burial to follow at Pleasantville Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon.
Ervin Lee Horn was born February 16, 1928 at Ladora, Iowa to Frank and Martha (Timm) Horn. He graduated from Beech High in 1946. Ervin proudly served his country during the Korean War in regular Army for two years (Military Police) and Reserves for ten years while attending Simpson College. He worked at Maytag a short time and later went to Firestone where he retired after 37 years. Ervin married Wanda Maxine Lamkin in 1958. They moved to Greenfield Plaza and started a family. Then later moved to Greenbush and later near Truro, where he farmed and raised cattle. Ervin never knew a stranger and was ready with a smile. He was a former member of Peace Lutheran Church. He loved bowling, fishing trips to Canada, Bingo, and playing cards with friends and family. Gardening was another passion.
Ervin passed away peacefully on May 22, 2013 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, surrounded by friends and family. He was 85.
Ervin dearly loved his family and took pride in his children and grandchildren. He leaves behind many friends and relative to cherish his memory. He is survived by his son, Paul (Kelly) Horn of Camden, S.C.; daughter, Peggy Sue (David) Rice of Des Moines; and three grandchildren: Scott, Katie Horn and Kyle Rice. He is also survived by sisters: Thelma Taylor of Des Moines, Lillian Buzzard of Hartford, Sandra (James) Skinner of Lacona, and Susan Glick of Indianola; brothers: Roland of Knoxville, Frank (Lois) of Norwalk, Richard (Sondra) of Morrison, IL, and Shirley of Pleasantville; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law, Ronald Glick and Carroll Buzzard; sister-in-law, Berniece Horn and nephew, Martin Horn.
Paul and Peggy would like to thank friends and family who sent well wishes and came to visit Dad during the last years of his life.Information provided by: Brooks Funeral Care 7975 University Blvd. Clive, IA 50325 www.meaningfulfunerals.net