Obituary Detail

Wayne R. Van Horn - 69
1/14/1944 - 11/27/2013

Hanley-Turner-Eighner Funeral Home - Earlville - Wayne R. Van Horn, 69, of Earlville, IL passed away, Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at his home. He was born January 14, 1944 in Mendota, IL the son of James and Leona (Quinn) Van Horn. He married Jeanne Thoms in 1973. Wayne was a lifelong farmer in the Earlville area. He loved water skiing and classic cars.


He is survived by his wife Jeanne of Earlville; two daughters, Melissa (Mark) Tudor of Phoenix, AZ, Lisa (Matt) Avery of Mendota, IL; two sons, Tim Atherton of LaSalle, IL and Charles (Adrienne) Van Horn of Mendota, IL; seven grandchildren, Reiss, Ryann, Trevor, Madelyn, Ryan, Emerson, Mark Blair, two nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother Dean Van Horn.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2013 at Earlville United Presbyterian Church in Earlville, IL with Pastor Del Keilman officiating. Private burial of his urn will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Hanley-Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Earlville, IL. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Earlville United Presbyterian Church in Earlville. For more information or to sign the online guest book go to

Hanley-Turner-Eighner Funeral Home

407 S. Ottawa St.

Earlville, IL 60518

(815) 246-6491

3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday,
December 1, 2013 at Hanley-
Turner-Eighner Funeral Home
in Earlville, IL.

Memorial Service:
11:00 a.m. Monday, December 2,
2013 at Earlville United Presbyterian
Church in Earlville, IL with Pastor
Del Keilman officiating.

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Visitor Comments
Wayne is resting at peace in the resurrection promise. He left behind many memories for many people. He was a great man and a great friend. He will long be remembered.
John & Shirley
11/27/2013 8:25 PM
Niece Kim, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. Your family is in my prayers at this time of need. God Bless you.
Lori Cassity (aka Clark)
11/28/2013 6:59 AM
We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
Steve and Mary Sons
11/28/2013 7:32 AM
Jeanne, I am so sorry for your loss. May your inner strength & courage guide you through this next journey. My deepest condlonces. Love & hugs
Traci Carino
11/28/2013 7:52 AM
Jeanne and Family - So sorry about Wayne's passing. I have so many fond memories with your family. I know Mom and Dad are going to terribly miss his visits!
Mandy Meloy Hawk
11/28/2013 10:10 AM
Jeanne and Family, So sorry for Wayne's passing. He was so happy when he was working at the church. I will miss that! He survived the clogged drains and water back up two years ago at alumni, but turned around and came back the next year to be in charge of washing dishes again! I always wished I could have seen one of your skiing shows. My sympathies.
Jane Bauer
11/28/2013 7:48 PM
Jeanne, So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Am sending prayers to you and your family.
Doris Erickson
11/28/2013 7:49 PM
Thoughts and prayers to you and. Your family.
June and Alvin Novak
11/28/2013 8:48 PM
Jeanne, you and family are in or thoughts and prayers!!! We will especially miss our visits with Wayne on Sat. Mornings over endless cups of coffee!!!!! Thanks for the memories!!!!! RIP Wayne!!!!
Becky & Kay Mathesius
11/29/2013 12:00 AM
Jeanne and your family you are in our thoughts and prayers so sorry about your loss
Sandy & Dick Wagner
11/29/2013 6:32 AM sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and all the kids.
Pat Cottingim
11/29/2013 4:41 PM
Jeanne, So sorry to hear of the loss of Wayne. Many fond memories from the ski team days. He was so giving of his time, energy and talents. You and all of the family are in our prayers.
Steve Gerding
12/1/2013 7:37 PM
Jeanne, Our family is so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. He will be missed by many with his great laugh and generosity. He was always so kind to my father with his time and visits. My thoughts are with you and the family. Life goes on but is not the same.
Mary Beth Voga
12/2/2013 3:13 PM
Jeanne, Wayne was a great friend! I have many great memories of our adventures when we were young men in Earlville! Wayne was one of the toughest people I have ever met. Not big in size but a tremendous heart. He will be missed by everyone he every met!
Michael Kuntz
12/4/2013 1:10 PM
We are so sorry to hear of Waynes passing, our prayers are with you and your family.
Mark & Julie Gudmunsen
12/4/2013 5:01 PM
Jeanne, I am so sorry to learn of Wayne's passing. Over the years, the memory of Wayne's speech at our BMT Reunion comes to mind and always brings me to laughter. I have admired you both for your love of life and perserverence through a rocky path. I have also admired and enjoyed that brilliant wit that resided within Wayne. I am sending you my thoughts and prayers.
Colleen (Chapleau) Reardon
12/5/2013 4:13 PM
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