Donald M. Horn, 96, of Bellefontaine, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014 in Mary Rutan Hospital. He was born in Logan County on April 29, 1917 the son of the late Ralph and Kizzie (Bewley) Horn.
He grew up on a dairy farm as a child where he learned to care and love for animals from his father. He especially loved dogs, especially Sammy, Lady & Lizzie. He never met a stranger and loved to talk to everyone and tell stories.
On December 3, 1939 in Bellefontaine, he married Thelma G. (Guy) and she preceded him in death on April 9, 1999. He was also preceded in death by his son, Donald Horn, Jr. and a brother, Richard Horn.
He is survived by his daughter, Cherie Horn of Bellefontaine, two grandchildren, Tara (Ron) LeVan and Michael (Lori) Horn, all of Bellefontaine, three great grandchildren, Cami LeVan, Hilary and Haley Horn, several nieces and nephews and special friends, Ed & Sandy Muth and Keith & Trista Hardwick.
Donald served as Sheriff of Logan County from 1961 until 1969 when he received a Presidential Appointment, where he became a U.S. Marshal serving Southern Ohio.
He was a member of the Grand Lodge F&AM, Bellefontaine, 50-year member of the Antioch Shriners, Bellefontaine Commandery No. 61, Knights Templar, Grand Council Royal Select, and Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons.
Donald and Thelma loved the 18 winters they spent in Ft. Myers, Florida.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in Bellefontaine Cemetery with Pastor Jonathon Bull officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Top of Ohio Pet Shelter, 2521 US 68 N., Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311 or to MedVet of Columbus, 300 E. Wilson Bridge Road, Columbus, Ohio 43085.
Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine assisted the family with funeral arrangements and condolences to the family can be made at www.edsfh.com.