Independence – Harry E. VanHorn, 84 years old, of Whitehall, Wisconsin, formerly of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on December 23, 1932, the son of Harry Eldon and Julia Blanche (Fosse) VanHorn. He graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1951 and then, completed the course of study at Brown Electronics in Chicago, Illinois. He served in the U.S. Air Force. On December 30, 1953, he and the former Evelyn Joyce Black were married in Waterloo, Iowa. They later divorced. In 1980 he and the former Margie Hanson Anderson were married. She preceded him in death in 2013. Mr. VanHorn was the owner and operator of the House of Sight and Sound in Independence where he sold and repaired televisions and other electronics. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, camping, and boating. He also enjoyed golf. And he was always ready to take time to enjoy Hershey’s Chocolate.
Mr. VanHorn is survived by 2 sons, Robert (Laura) VanHorn of West Union, Iowa, and Randy (Judy) VanHorn of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 3 daughters, Brenda Kammer of Milford, Iowa, Peg VanHorn of Caledonia, Minnesota, and Pam Wenzel of Dubuque, Iowa, 16 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Norma Gates and Pat Gates, both of Independence, 1 daughter-in-law, Barbara VanHorn of Independence, and 1 sister-in-law, Patricia VanHorn of Las Vegas, Nevada.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives, 1 son, Burton VanHorn, 1 brother, Richard VanHorn, 1 sister, Carol Stahle, and 2 sons-in-law, Jules Wenzel and Tom Kammer.
Friends may call for visitation from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, August 7, 2017, at the White Funeral Home in Independence. Private graveside services will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence at a later date. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.