Forest E. Van Horn, 81

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Forest Edward Van Horn, 81, of Minerva, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, at Mercy Medical.  

Born March 26, 1940, in West Union, WV, he was a son to Hubert Sr. and Trecie (Simmons) Van Horn.  

Forest worked for the Wabash Railroad and Norfolk Southern Railroad. He was an avid camper, fisherman and hunter.  His family was of utmost importance. He loved vacationing with them and enjoyed making people laugh. He loved his friends, church family and adoring puppies, Teddy and Fannie.

Forest is survived by his wife, Sue of Minerva; a daughter, Casey Thacker of Peru IN; a son, Forest Edward Van Horn II of Peru IN; three stepdaughters, Denise Kennedy of Destin, FL, Kimberly Markopoulos of Sagamore Hills, and Melissa Stranger of Canton; 10 grandchildren, Troy, Autumn, Olivia, Elijah, Nickolas, Noah, Rebekah, Rachel, Josh and Corey; a brother, Hubert Van Horn Jr. of Minerva;  a sister, Velva Van Horn of Olive Hill, KY, and many special nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, Forest was preceded in death by six sisters. 

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. at  New Garden United Methodist Church, 7165 SR 9, Hanoverton (New Garden) with Rev. Thomas Scott officiating. Calling hours will be held one hour prior to service.

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