- March 29, 1937 - March 11, 2017
- Kalamazoo, Michigan
of George's Passing
Old Friends Dream Chase Farms
1841 Paynes Depot Rd.
Georgetown, KY 40324
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“As a collie owner and admirer, I have gained knowledge and enjoyment in reading George's informative and entertaining articles.My sympathy to Phyllis...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Judith Kirkeby - Dearborn Hts., MI
“Mike, Mrs. Horn and Family,I am deeply sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and blessings for you all. May your hearts be comforted and, in time,...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Dr. Charlene Jensen - Seattle, WA
“Sorry to hear of Mr. Horn's passing. My condolences to the entire family.
3 of 15 | Posted by: Steve Eldridge - Burr Oak, MI
“hi, Phyllis! George was quite a character, everybody at trinity reformed church liked George, and I really liked him too, it's too bad he's gone now.
4 of 15 | Posted by: harlan harper - kalamazoo, MI
“To the family of George E. Horn. May the love of family and friends comfort you. Blessed are they that mourned : for they shall be comforted.
5 of 15 | Posted by: CC - Michigan
“Dear Phyllis, how sorry we are to hear of George's passing. We so enjoyed knowing you when we were all at Trinity, and will always remember your...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Jim and Vicki Thompson - Portage, MI
“It was said hearing of your fathers passing today. I enjoy a lot of great memories of him being around the ball fields growing up. I be praying for...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Kyle Dury - Vicksburg, MI
“What a blessing to get to know George at Greenwood Church. Our sympathy to Phyllis and family. Karen and Dave Witvoet
8 of 15 | Posted by: Karen Witvoet - Plainwell, MI
“Memories of our conversations and animal stories will be cherished.
9 of 15 | Posted by: Jill Winkler - Kalamazoo, MI
“George's love for people and animals flowed into our lives and those of our grandchildren. He was a true friend of "a like mind". We will all miss...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Chicken Buddy Duane and Nancy DeHaan - MI
“Always made sure i had my best dog in the kennel to show to him what a wonderful time i had reading all his dinosaur writtings, i always looked to...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Cathy Meier - Bryn Mawr, PA
“My prayers for the Horn family and friends in this time of great grief and shock. An Ikon of the Collie breed who will always be remembered.
12 of 15 | Posted by: Lee McKenney - East Boston, MA
“*Sincere condolences to George's family, A Man that will remain an icon in our Collie history .Prayers lifted for the familyMarion
13 of 15 | Posted by: Marion Matteo
“I still can't believe you are gone. You were larger than life and icon in the Collieworld. I am going to miss you like crazy. Rest well my dear...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Gayle Kaye - Valley Center, CA
“The Hackman Family and the entire staff extend to you our most heartfelt sympathy.
15 of 15 | Posted by: Hackman Family Funeral Homes - MI
George E. Horn age 79, of Kalamazoo, Michigan went to be with his Lord after a battle with cancer on March 11, 2017.
George was born in The Bronx, New York on March 29, 1937 the only child of the late Fred and Dorothy (Tuller) Horn. As a child his family moved to southern New Jersey where he remained for the entirety of his youth. Upon graduation from high school, George joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served his country honorably. He was stationed in both New Jersey and Alaska.
George was employed as a Sales Service Manager for Owens Illinois and retired from there after 35 years of service. He was a true animal enthusiast, loving all animals including his dogs, cats, horses and chickens. George was an accomplished Collie breeder and served as a mentor, writer and teacher for all things about purebred Collies. He also served as a judge for the American Kennel Club. George was fond of Thoroughbred Horse racing and especially enjoyed watching the Triple Crown and Breeder's Cup races. He enjoyed horseback riding with his wife and friends. His family considered him larger than life and a force of nature. He was someone who was never afraid to say "I love you." George was quick witted and always ready with a joke or story. He was a man of faith and served as an elder for both Fourth Reformed and Trinity Reformed Churches and was a current member of Greenwood Reformed Church.
On December 2, 1995 he married the love of his life, the former Phyllis A. Kohl who survives. He is also survived by his beloved children, George, Jr. (Frances) Horn, Mark (Teresa) Horn, Michael (Terri) Horn and Alexandra Stark and grandchildren, Ryan, Adam, Katelyn, Tyler, Mackenzie and Taylor Horn. George left a lasting impact on all who knew him and his family will cherish their memory of him as a kind, caring and selfless individual.
In accordance with his wishes cremation will take place and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is assisting the family with local arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Old Friends Dream Chase Farms, 1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown, KY 40324.
Family and friends are invited to share a condolence message online at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com
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