Elmer R Horney

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Elmer R. Horney, age 88, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at his home in New Hampton, IA. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, September 25, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Candraeah Carey officiating. Interment will be at the New Hampton Cemetery with Military Honors being provided by New Hampton American Legion. A reception will follow at the First United Methodist Church in the Family Life Center. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the memorial service at Conway-Markham Funeral in New Hampton. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family or Cedar Valley Hospice of Waverly, or of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be directed to www.conway-markhamfh.com. Elmer was born on October 19, 1928 to William (Guy) Anderson Horney and Rose Ellen (Page) Horney. Elmer attended Beason High School (Illinois) and graduated in 1947. Upon completing high school and some carousing around, he enlisted in the United States Army on December 5th, 1950 and reached the rank of Corporal during his service from 1950 to 1952. Elmer was sent to Korea in 1951 and was wounded in action on August 27, 1951, receiving the Purple Heart for his wounds. Elmer spent the rest of his military career in the hospital, recuperating from his wounds until his honorable discharge. Elmer and Doris (Marquette), of West Union, IA were united in marriage on February 1, 1952 and celebrated 64 years together before Doris’ passing in 2016. Elmer and Doris made their first home together in West Union after his discharge from the military, later moving to Maynard, IA, then to New Hampton, IA. Elmer worked in sales most of his adult life, working for Walkins Products, Ralston Purina, Gooch Feed Mill Corp., New York Life Insurance. He also worked for the Sara Lee Corp., 9½ years before his retirement in 1993. He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church, where he served in all capacities of the local Board; Disabled American Veterans and American Legion. Elmer enjoyed spending time playing cards, Cribbage, Euchre and Poker, along with outdoor activities, fishing, camping and hiking. With those skills he became Scoutmaster of Troop 48 from 1967 to 1972, where he enjoyed seeing many of his scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout. Elmer was preceded in death by his parents Guy and Rose; wife Doris; great grandson, Dameon; brothers, James in infancy; Charles Edwin; and Everett Paul; sisters, Effie May and Ena Faye. He is survived by his daughters, Rosella Ann of Ankeny, IA; Marilu Elaine Schwiesow and her husband Tom of New Hampton, IA and a son, David Eugene Horney and his wife Colleen of Sheridan, WY; grandchildren, Jessica Horney of Ankeny, IA; Joshua Schwiesow and his wife Alyse of Mason City, IA; Danielle Ferris and her husband Tim of Springfield, Ill and Alyssa Yeik and her husband Travis of Bozeman, MT. Conway-Markham Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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  1. Elmer always had a smile and a hello when I walked into work at Sara Lee. He was a great man. May his memories be close to yours in the next days. All our thoughts and prayers. David and Jeanne Roder

  2. Deepest sympathy to Elmer’s family. Elmer used to come into the bank and we visited weekly. He was always concerned about the welfare of the church. I always enjoyed his company.

  3. Doris and Elmer were our neighbors and friends since 1973. Our neighborhood will dearly miss them – losing Doris last year and now Elmer. They were an important part of our lives – babysitting with our kids when I taught; neighborhood games of Euchre, Sequence, Dominoes, and Cribbage; road trips; meals together; and visiting in our yards; etc. I will try to add a couple of my favorite photos of them from our ‘leaf peeping’ trips and one that was taken at my sister’s when we went to watch her many hummingbirds.
    ~ Kathy and George Bouska

  4. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Loved visiting with both of your parents. They are reunited in heaven with the LORD wrapping his loving arms around them both! Sending prayers and hugs to you all.

  5. Deepest sympathy to Elmer’s family. I knew Elmer for many years, while growing up. I always Thought highly of Elmer. He will be missed greatly.
    Craig and Patti Rosauer

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