Elaine Duhn Horn

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Funeral services for Mrs. Elaine Duhn Horn, 88, of Hartley, formerly of Mt. Vernon, N.Y. will be held at 3:30 p.m. today, Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Lost Island Lutheran Church of rural Ruthven. Rev. Luther Thoreson will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today at Lost Island Lutheran Church in rural Ruthven, and continue until the service at 3:30 p.m.

Interment will take place at Lost Island Cemetery in Ruthven.

Elaine passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley.

Elaine Duhn Horn, the daughter of Thore and Marie (Sandvik) Duhn, was born Feb. 19, 1920, in Vining, Minn. Her childhood years were spent in the Vining and Battle Lake, Minn. areas where she attended school and graduated from Battle Lake High School. After graduation Elaine attended a two-year college and graduated with a secretarial degree.

Following school, Elaine worked for a few businesses in the secretarial field before moving to Washington D.C. where she worked for the Department of Treasury.

On July 16, 1943, Elaine was united in marriage to Dean A. Horn in Florida. Dean's naval career took them to many states. Some of the places Elaine lived in were North Dakota, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, and Iowa.

Elaine was a member of Lost Island Lutheran Church since 1992. She was a past member of the Eastern Star, a Girl Scout Brownie leader, and a past president of the Navy Wives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Edna Elliot and Clara Thorson; four brothers: Harold Duhn, William Duhn, Irven Duhn, and Gilbert Duhn; and one brother-in-law, Thomas Daley.

Elaine is survived by two daughters: Deanne McClintock and husband, Douglas, of New York, and Karen Daley of Florida; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Gladys Smith, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Warner Funeral Home of Hartley is in charge of arrangements.