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Charles H. Horner, Sr. - 84

2/16/1936 - 10/25/2020

Clinton, Iowa

     Charles H. Horner, Sr. age 84 of Clinton, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Mercy One.  A Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 AM on Thursday, October 29th at Prince of Peace Parish.  Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be his grandsons.  The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.


     Charles was born in Iowa City on February 16, 1936, the son of Herbert and Camilla (Owens) Horner.  He graduated from Clinton High School where he was a varsity wrestler.  He also was active in the Boy Scouts and had earned his Eagle Scout.  Charles married Joan Holle on November 27, 1954 at St. Mary’s Church.  He began his career as a plumber/pipefitter as an apprentice with Brick and Sons in 1962 and later was a member of Local #25 Rock Island.  He served a term as the 4th Ward Councilman. Charles was a member of Prince of Peace Parish, Knights of Columbus, Amvets, Eagle Club, Izaak Walton League, Catholic Historical Society, Loyal Order of Moose where he was active with bingo nights and the former Odeon Club.  He had been a very active member of St. Boniface Parish before merging as Prince of Peace.  Charles coached his kids in baseball, enjoyed traveling, boating, bowling, fishing trips to Canada and following the Iowa Hawkeyes.


     Charles is survived by his wife, Joan; 5 children, Charles Horner, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, Jonelle Kettler of Clinton, Tim (Billie Jo) Horner of Clinton, Sue (Joseph) Davidoski of Cincinnati and Steve (Paula) Horner of Clinton; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, E. Paul Sander, a son-in-law, Rich Kettler, a daughter-in-law, Katherine Horner, and a sister, Janice.  Memorials may be made to the Catholic Historical Society.  Online condolences may be left at









11:30 AM on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Prince pf Peace Parish, Clinton.


  • Rita McFarlin

    on 10/27/20

    Chuck.  I am so very sorry for your loss.  My deepest sympathy to your Mom and Family.   Prayers to all at this very sad time. 


  • William Feaster

    on 10/27/20

    Tim; Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. 

  • Pat Waters

    on 10/28/20

    So sorry to hear of chuck sr passing. We grew up in the neighborhood with the horners on Pershing. Very good times horners lived right next door to my grandparents Joe and Marie Pestka, and we lived just up the block. Chuck and Joan were always so nice to us. I was in the same grade as Tim. To all of you it's been a long time deepest sympathy on your loss Chuck was a great guy.


    Pat Waters


  • Vicki Hurlburt

    on 10/28/20

    Dear Joan,


    My heartfelt and deepest sympathy to you and your extended family on the loss of Chuck. May God's peace be with you all now and in the days to come. 




    Vicki (from Clinco Credit Union)

  • Mr. & Mrs. Highland Nichols, Tracy, Kevin

    on 10/28/20

    God Bless You All  We send our sincere condolences to the whole family.

  • Robert Wells

    on 10/29/20

    To Tim and Horner family, Sorry we could not be with you today. Our thoughts are with you. Gods peace be with you. Hope to see you soon.

    Robert and Pam Wells

  • Tom koester

    on 10/29/20

    Family ,many prayers sent you way . Chuck will be miss at the Catholic Historical Center he taught me a lot he was a person of great knowledge .

  • Charlotte Leavens Daehler

    on 10/29/20

    Sending hugs to all of you.  I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Charlotte Leavens Daehler

  • Jeff Holle

    3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Prayers for Aunt Joan & all the Horner family.

    We will be thinking of you.

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