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Richard Horner

April 1, 1929 — December 29, 2021

Van Wert

Richard P. Horner, 92, of Van Wert, passed away December 29, 2021. He was born April 1, 1929 in Muncie, IN to Verta Scrogham and Harry Horner, both deceased. He married Carolee Schnelker on September 4, 1954, and she survives in Van Wert.

He was a Korean War veteran and worked at Federal Mogul until he retired in 1990.

He is survived by his children: Diane (Gary) Kill of Van Wert, Dave Horner of Springfield, OH, and Donna (David) Thomas of Convoy. He is survived by grandchildren Andy Kill and Amy Taylor of Van Wert, Adam (Sarah) Kill and Alex Thomas of Fort Wayne, IN, and Nick Thomas of Lima. He was also blessed with 3 great-grandchildren: Noah and Eileen Kill of Fort Wayne and Zayn Taylor of Van Wert.

Private services will be held for the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home and Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Richard's memory may be sent to the Van Wert County Humane Society.

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