WALTER LEOPOLD HORN
DOB: June 25, 1892
Crete, IL USA
DOD: July 10, 1937
Chicago, Cook, IL USA
Son of Charles H. and Caroline F. (nee Kappmeyer) Horn
Brother to: Clara (Joseph H. Hager), Charles F. (Mae Howell), Elsie (Robert Groeneveld), Herbert Paul, Reinhold William, Leona, Arthur H., Vernon R. (Helen M Howland) Horn
Husband of Lillian A. Bourg, married June 25, 1921.
Father to: Lillian C. (Neil S. Dorsey) and Karen H. (Laurence J. Domeracki) Horn
Walter was the grandfather of 6 grandchildren, but sadly he did not live long enough to meet them.
Many Crete people, friends of the late Walter L. Horn, attended the burial services for him in the mausoleum at Beecher. Mr. Horn, who lived in Crete with his parents, brothers and sisters for some time, was stricken while he was in a business conference, and passed away immediately.
We do not have a full obituary for Walter. We can tell you he was only 13 years old when his father died in 1905. Per the 1920 census, he was a foreman at a steel works company. In 1930, he was a salesman for the steel mills. According to his mother’s obituary in 1918 and the 1930 census, Walter served our country in WW 1 in France in 1918. He was only 45 years old when he died in 1937.
Vandalism to the Horn family compartment 1988 thru 1994
Walter’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:
Mother: Caroline “Lena” (Kappmeyer) Horn
Sister: Clara E. (Horn) Hager
Brother: Reinhold W. Horn
Brother: Arthur H Horn
First Cousins 1x removed: Caroline “Carrie” L (Kappmeyer) Struve & Arthur Struve