Lee Edwin Horn was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Robert Edward Horn and Osie Mary Storm-Horn. He died July 9, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 88.
Mr. Horn spent his younger years in Detroit and his high school years in Mattoon, Ill. He attended high school at McKenzie High in Mattoon. When he finished school, he bought an Indian motorcycle and headed out West. He found work in Palisade, where he met his first wife, Minnie Smith. They were married in 1949. They had five sons and later adopted Minnie's two nieces.
Mr. Horn worked as a police officer. He also was a printer by trade. He owned a freelance snowmobile magazine called Snowfari. For a short time he owned the Diamond D Chuckwagon in Delta. He worked in the Mesa County Court until the age of 87.
After the death of his first wife in 1987, Mr. Horn married Jacqueline in 1988. They lived in Arizona until moving to Horizons Care Center, where they lived together for the last year.
Mr. Horn was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He is survived by his brother, John Horn of Farmington, N.M.; two sisters, Virginia Harris of Bullhead City, Ariz., and Marylyn Whitely of Alamogordo, N.M.; his second wife, Jacqueline Horn; three sons, Loy Horn of Elkhart, Ind., Allen (Jolena) Horn of Cottonwood, Ariz., and Brent (Fannie) Horn of Portland, Ore.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Minnie Horn; two sons, Nicholas Horn and Quinn Horn; two daughters, Kimberly Horn and Jo Renee Horn; and a grandson, Ryan Horn.
A graveside service will be held at the Delta City Cemetery Saturday, July 15, at 10 a.m.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
Thanks to the efforts of state Rep. Millie Hamner, House District 61, Colorado State University plans to re-open the Rogers Mesa research site.
The facility was taken out of operation in 2011, due to budget cuts throughout the CSU system.