MENTONE – Harold E. “Itty Bitty” Horn, 94, Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw, and formerly of Mentone, went home to be with the Lord at 10:20 pm, July 10, 2014, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
He was born Feb. 17, 1920, in Fulton County,  to Fred A. and Anna Lavera Stockberger Horn. On June 28, 1941, in Hamlet, Ind., he married Velma F. Ailer, who survives in Warsaw.
He worked at Manwaring Poultry Farm for 45 years. He was a 1938 graduate of Mentone High School. In World War II he was a sergeant in the 106th Infantry Division and 423rd Regiment. He was on the battle lines on Dec. 16, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge.  His regiment as well as the 422nd were captured. He evaded capture and went on to participate in three more campaigns. He was awarded the Soldier’s Medal for Heroism during the sinking of the troop ship U.S.S. Coolidge in the Pacific. He attended the Riverview Community Church of Tippecanoe and was a past member of the Mentone Masonic Lodge. He and his wife enjoyed wintering in Sebring, Fla. He also loved carpentry, woodworking, telling stories, as well as being a die-hard Chicago Cubs fans.
Also surviving are a daughter, Vicki (and spouse Tim) Mikel, Mentone; two sons, Freddie W. (and spouse Debbie) Horn; Carterville, Ga., and Mickey (and spouse Janice) Horn, Macy; five grandchildren: Anthony, Andrew and Troy Horn, Sarah Christena and Emily White; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; two step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; four sisters: Leota Holloway, Talma; Shirley (and spouse Richard) Wine and Donna Baker, all of Warsaw; and Beverly Sue Murphy, Akron. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Connie; a grandson, Todd Horn; three sisters; and four brothers.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with the Rev. Rodney Ruberg officiating. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery where graveside military rites will be performed by the American Legion and the VFW of Warsaw.
Calling is from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials to Riverview Community Church or the Southern Care Hospice.
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