(June 20, 1927 - May 16, 2012)
May 19, 2012
Daniel E. Horn Bay
City, Michigan. Mr. Horn passed away on Wednesday May 16, 2012 at McLaren
Regional Medical Center after lingering illnesses, he was 84.
He was born on June 20, 1927 to the late Daniel and Caroline Horn of Pinconning,
MI. He married Donna J. Ross on February 16, 1952, and she survives him
along with their three daughters, Denise (Pete) Narbut of Laguna, New
Mexico, Debra Schultz and her fiancé Terry Edwards of Bay City
and Danette Breaux of San Antonio, Texas; one grandson, Zachary Daniel
Landry of San Antonio, Texas; also surviving him are two sisters, Doris
(Vince) Yaklin and Betty Lane; special niece and nephew Jonni Lou Pool
and her husband David Taylor, and several nieces & nephews. Besides
his parents, Daniel was also preceded in death by five sisters, Inez (Chuck)
Wilson, Marie (Harry) Bennett, Frieda Horn, Dorothy Horn and Ruth Pool.
Daniel spent the early years of his life on the baseball field while growing
up in Pinconning, graduated from Pinconning High School in 1945. Shortly,
thereafter Daniel served in the U.S. Army in Germany where he was a part
of the Armed Forces World Series winning team.
When returning to the States, Daniel was scouted by the Detroit Tigers
and the Brooklyn Dodgers, and signed a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers
where he continued his life’s passion to play ball. He played for
the Dodgers minor league team from 1947-1949, as a Pitcher. His baseball
career was cut short due to an arm injury.
He worked as the Assistant Manager of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
for 10 years; He retired in 1993 from Newcor, Inc. and then worked part
time at Future Technologies (“FTI”), which he enjoyed very
Additionally, he has been a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church
for 50 years; was also a member of VFW Post 3753 in Pinconning; Wenona
Lodge #256 F.&A.M., and the Elf Khurafeh Shrine Temple.
Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 to 9:00pm.
The funeral service will take place at 11:00am on Monday May 21, 2012
at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Horn will lie instate at the church from 10:00am until time of service.
Co-Officiating will be Rev. Matthew Schramm and Rev. Isaac Chung.
Graveside interment will take place at 2:30pm Monday at Pinconning Twp.
Cemetery followed by Military Honors conducted by the U.S. Army and the
Bay County Veterans Council.
The Masonic Lodge of Sorrow will take place on Sunday at 7:30pm. Memorial
contributions may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church.