Donald E Horn

Born: Wed., Nov. 16, 1921
Died: Sun., Sep. 27, 2020


5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 03, 2020
Location: Countryside Christian Church

Funeral Service

6:00 PM Sat., Oct. 03, 2020
Location: Countryside Christian Church

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Donald E. Horn, 98, of Winchester, IN, passed away on September 27, 2020, at home surrounded by his family. 

Don was born near Arba, IN on November 16, 1921 to Evan and Inez (Clabaugh) Horn.  He graduated from Lincoln High School, and was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Army Air Corps in Casablanca and northern Italy.

In 1948, Don married Roberta Wise, and they enjoyed 72 years of marriage before his passing.

Don worked as a mouldmaker at Overmyer Mould Company in Winchester for 43 years.  He was an active member of Main Street Christian Church (later Countryside Christian Church) for over 80 years, serving as a deacon for many decades.  Don enjoyed gardening and loved sharing the produce that he harvested with family, neighbors, and friends.  Don and Bertie wintered in Ft. Myers, Florida for 13 years

Don is survived by his wife of 72 years, Roberta Horn, his two children, Leesa Jump (husband Jim), and Chuck Horn (wife Karen); six grandchildren, Kristi Blanchard (husband Tom), Kelli Vantine (husband Scott), Kyle Jump (wife Julie), Whitney Gauen (husband Asa), Evan Horn, and Sarah Elizabeth Horn; and 9 great-grandchildren, Owen Blanchard, Rigley Jump, Natalie Vantine, Cole Blanchard, Brooke Vantine, Dylan Jump, Alec Jump, Miles Gauen, and Iris Gauen.  Also surviving are two brothers, Johnny Horn and Larry Horn.

Services will be held at Countryside Christian Church on Saturday, October 3, 2020, visitation at 5 pm, followed by funeral service in the sanctuary at 6 p.m.  A livestream will be available at  We kindly request that all guests wear masks and socially distance at all times. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Countryside Christian Church, 1212 E. 100 S., Winchester, IN  47394.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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Neil and Cindy McHolland
   Posted Wed September 30, 2020
We are so very sorry to hear of Don's passing. You will all continue to be in our thoughts and prayers .🙏🏻🙏🏻

Larry and Marilyn Horn
   Posted Wed September 30, 2020
He was a great older brother, and myself, Marilyn, Erika, and Meghann will all miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially Bertie.

Carolyn Sanders
   Posted Thu October 01, 2020
Praying for Roberta, Leesa, and Chuck for strength and God’s blessing during this time. Don was such a lovely Christian man.

Eileen Dolan-Heitlinger
   Posted Sun October 04, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Horn family. We were so sad to hear of Don's passing, but know the gardens in heaven are a little greener and more bountiful since he arrived! Bless you all. Eileen and John/Key West, FL

Thomas Barker
   Posted Mon October 05, 2020
Growing up, Don was a brother to my brother-in-law Evan Horn. I always looked forward to going to Don & Bertie's home. It was filled with warmth and love. Don was kind, gentle and always treated everyone with love and respect. Leesa and Chuck, you are blessed to have such wonderful parents. My thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace are with you now.