Rev. Walton R. Horn

May 1, 1919 - August 19, 2019
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The Lord has called home his faithful servant, The Rev. Walton R. Horn, 100, on August 19, 2019. Pastor Horn recently retired as Pastor of St. Mark’s UCC Church, Reading, was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Shillington and Emeritus of Kissinger’s Church.

Born in Perkasie, PA, May 1, 1919, he was a son of the late Erwin K. & Lizzie May (Koch) Horn. He was the loving husband of Mildred M. (Shutter) Horn for 72 years until her death in 2011.

Pastor Horn was ordained in 1966 after graduating from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He served as pastor of Bern Lutheran Church and as interim pastor for many churches in the Reading area; as Chaplain at Berks Heim, Country Meadows and Hearthstone; and as President of the Lutheran Inner Mission Society of Reading.

He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, as an agent of the U.S. Border Patrol and as a Police Officer in Perkasie. He was Fire Police Captain for Greenfields Fire Company, Reading; a member of the Hawk Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America; past President of the Reading Radio Club; former Commander of the American Legion Post 280 of Perkasie; and a life member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 148-NJ. Pastor Horn enjoyed fishing and ham radio (call sign W3OKX) but most of all he loved his family, Christian fellowship, and deep friendships over 53 years of ministry.

Pastor Horn is survived by three children, The Rt. Rev. Richard W. Horn and his wife Ute of Pompton Plains, NJ; Jeanne M. Scheerbaum of Allentown; Kathryn A. Elbert and her husband Bob of Wyomissing; a brother, Richard J. Horn and wife Nancy of Westminster, MD; nine grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a brother John E. Horn, Sr. and sister Elizabeth Snyder Morgan.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Kissinger’s Church, 715 Berkshire Blvd., Wyomissing, PA. Visitation from 1:00 to 2:00 with service at 2:00 p.m.

Final resting place, Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA.

In lieu of flowers: memorial contributions to St. Mark’s UCC, 211 W. Greenwich Street, Reading PA 19601, Kissinger’s Church, 715 Berkshire Blvd., Wyomissing PA  19610, or American Legion Post #280, P.O. Box 202, Perkasie PA  18960.

The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington is assisting the family.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Kissinger's Church


715 Berkshire Blvd.
Wyomissing, PA 19610

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm

Kissinger's Church


715 Berkshire Blvd.
Wyomissing, PA 19610

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Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery


R.R.#2, Box484, Annville, PA, 17003

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Donation Information

St. Mark's UCC

Phone: 6103731789

211 W. Greenwich Street
Reading, PA 19601

Kissinger's Church

715 Berkshire Blvd.
Wyomissing, PA 19610

American Legion Post #280

P.O. Box 202
Perkasie, PA 18960


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Born: May 1, 1919
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Denny Beck posted on 10/20/19

Rev. Horn was one of the most admired man I have ever met. He served his God and country with utter distinction. Rest In Peace, my beloved friend. Semper Fideles!


Donna Gauby Brown posted on 9/14/19



Samuel Koons posted on 9/1/19

Walt Horn has lived a remarkable life of service and devotion on this earth. He remains an outstanding role model of what it means to be a child of God. I cherish the years we worked together at Country Meadows of Wyomissing, Berks Heim and Kissinger's Church. My love and condolence to my extended family: Richard, Jeanne, Kathy and Bob. Rest Eternal grant to your servant Walton. Well done, faithful servant, enter into the joy of your master.


Heidy Coldren posted on 8/25/19

I will deeply miss him! Was my pastor for a very long time. Married my husband and I and Baptisted our sons. Gave losts of love and devotion in all he did! So very sorry for you loss. Prayers for the family.


Steve and SueAnn Geras posted on 8/25/19

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Steve and SueAnn Geras posted on 8/25/19

Oooohnooooo 😔😔😔😔 .. it was my Honor To meet him To eat with him To talk with him Most importantly hear his sermons and pray with him in Kissinger's Church.. .. my heart is heavy What a Beautiful Man of Light .. Dear Lord hear my prayers of Grace and Thankfulness.. to have been blessed to have Grace Giggles and Peace in his Words .. From Pastor Horn 🙏🙏.. Sending Prayers to His Beautiful Family.. Daughter I met who truly.. Shared such Love with us All .. Pastor Horn Thsnk You God's Heaven greetings to you Shining so Brilliantly.. as You Shine in So many Hearts and Souls here . Amen 🙏🙏💗