Hamilton County


Cpl. Herbert A. Horn




Herbert A. ‘Herb’ Horn was born June 5, 1910 to Carl and Martha Olson Horn. He died Dec. 1, 1998 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Cpl. Horn served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Dec. 3, 1998

Herbert Horn, 88, Webster City, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998 at his home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. John Grebner officiating. Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Foster Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m. Thursday and after 11 a.m. at the church. Graveside military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post #191.

Herbert Arthur Horn, son of Carl and Martha Olson Horn, was born June 5, 1910 at Webster City. He attended Webster City schools, graduating in 1929. He attended Webster City Junior College and AIB in Des Moines. He had worked at the Granada and Isis Theaters and was the assistant manager for Art Downard. In Des Moines, he worked at Younkers and the Palms Restaurant. In Fort Dodge, he worked at the Boston Store. During WW II, he served in the U.S. Army Headquarters Detachment, Western Defense Command. Following his discharge, he returned to Webster City. On Sept. 26, 1948, he married Clara Louise Charon at Nashua. The couple resided in Webster City. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years as a mail carrier, retiring in 1972. He worked part-time for Lubber’s Clothing for 18 years

Survivors are his wife, Clara, daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Charles Abbott of Stratford, grandsons, Eli and Paul Abbott.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Horn was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he also taught Sunday school, Diamond K Kiwanis, where he held most offices and was a former Kiwanis Lt. Governor in the Iowa-Nebraska District; Main Street Kiwanis, where he served as past president and secretary; and American Legion Post #191.

Source: ancestry.com