Paul J. Van Horn, age 100, of Brenham, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 in Kruse Memorial Lutheran Village. He was born Dec. 15, 1905 in Canton, Kansas to John Herbert and Emma (Eichelberger) Van Horn. Mr. Van Horn was a graduate of Kansas State Teachers' College of Pittsburg, Kansas and received a Master's Degree from Colorado State University of Ft. Collins, Colo. On Aug. 5, 1935 he married Gladys Brubaker in Fort Collins. He taught at Central and Will Rogers High Schools in Tulsa, Okla. until 1946. He then became professor and head of the Industrial Arts Department of the University of Southwest Louisiana (now University of Louisiana Lafayette) in Lafayette, La. He retired from USL in 1973. Mr. and Mrs. Van Horn relocated to Bellville in 1989. After his wife's death in 2001, Mr. Van Horn moved to Kruse Village and was the first resident of LaRoche Manor at Kruse Village. He was a member of Bellville United Methodist Church. His loving family includes son Lloyd Van Horn and wife Betty of Bellville; grandchildren, Sharon and Keith Ridgway of Chappell Hill and Beth and Sid Smith of Cypress; great grandchildren Stephen Ridgway, Rachael Smith and Michael Smith. His wife Gladys preceded him in death June 2001. He was the last surviving member of his family of five brothers, three sisters and their spouses. His death is truly the passing of an era. The Van Horn family received friends Monday, Jan. 16, 2006 from 7-8 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. There was a graveside service for the family Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006 in United Methodist Cemetery, Industry, Texas. A memorial service for Kruse residents will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006 in the Kruse Village chapel at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Teresa Davis. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Kim Little-Brooks officiating. Memorials suggested to Trinity Health Services Foundation, 700 Medical Parkway, Brenham, Texas 77833 or Hospice Brenham, 302 East Blue Bell Road, Brenham, Texas 77833. Funeral services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel in Brenham.
Posted by Joy Neely