Harry Horner


Harry E. Horner, 90, of Norwalk, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 8, 2009 in the Stein Hospice Care Center.
He was born September 3, 1918 in Columbus, Ohio, raised in Portsmouth, Ohio, and came to this area in
1961 from Cleveland, Ohio.
Harry was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II at the Battle of the Bulge and
Normandy Beach, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardens, and Central Europe, and he served 10 years in the
U.S. Army Reserves. He received the Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service
Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with five Bronze Stars, and the Combat Infantryman
Harry was a 13-year employee of NASA Plumbrook and was an electrician for 10 years at the Ford Motor
Plant in Lorain, Ohio, retiring in 1984.
He was a member of the Norwalk First United Methodist Church and was a 60-year member of Mt. Vernon Lodge
No. 64, Norwalk, Ohio. Harry was also a member of Firelands Post No. 2743 Veterans of Foreign Wars,
Norwalk, and the Battle of the Bulge Club.
Harry enjoyed playing cards, woodworking, electronics, swimming and sports.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Barbara (Crowe) Horner of Norwalk, Ohio; by his son, Steven M.
Horner of Mesa, Arizona; by his daughters and sons-in-law, Diane Rodriquez of Rancho Cucamonga,
California; Brenda Sue and David Welfle of Norwalk, Ohio; and Annette L. and Jeff Graham of Queen Creek,
Arizona; by his grandchildren, Adam and Carla Welfle, Desiree Rodriquez, Abby Welfle, Nick Graham, Matt
Welfle, Katie Graham, Derek Rodriguez, Natalie Graham, and Sam Graham; and by his great-grandson, Levi
Friends may call on Sunday, July 12, 2009 from 2 to 5 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street,
Memorial services will be held on Monday, July 13, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the Norwalk First United Methodist
Church, 60 West Main Street. Rev. Gary Streiff and Rev. Darrell Gant will officiate. Inurnment will be
in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Norwalk First United Methodist Church; the Norwalk Salvation
Army, 55 Whittlesey Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio 44857; or to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line,
Sandusky, Ohio 44870.
Online condolences may be made by going to www.edwalkerfuneralhome.com.

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