Harlan Horn

Harlan Horn, 81, of Fallbrook, passed away on March 15 from sudden health complications that developed over the past few weeks. Harlan was born on Sept. 21, 1931 in Denmark, Iowa. He spent his early years on his parents’ Des Moines farm along with his seven siblings.

Harlan served in the USMC from1952-54 as a cold weather battalion instructor in California during the Korean War. In ’56, Harlan planted his roots in Fallbrook. In ’58, Harlan married his wife of 54 yrs, Margaret, and raised their seven children in Fallbrook. Harlan proudly served 35 years at the Fallbrook Public Utility District as a heavy machinery mechanic, before retiring in ’94.

Harlan was an amazing, friendly man known for his smiles, jokes, stubbornness, hard work and generosity. Harlan enjoyed spending time with his family & friends, fishing, boating, traveling in his RV, tinkering around in his backyard, eating popcorn and ice cream, playing original Nintendo, his morning coffee shop visits, and sitting outside his house greeting all those that passed by.

Harlan is survived and loved by so many including his wife, Margaret; his children, William, David, Michael, Robin, Dawn, Holly and Jaime; his 13 grandchildren, Aaron, Robert, Christopher, Daniel, Morgan, Brittany, Tyler, Casey, Ashley, Amber, Aidan, Elliot and Addilyn; his brother Donald and sisters, Arlene and Marcelene.

2 Responses to "Harlan Horn"

  1. Francis and Ruth Thompson   March 24, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Francis Thompson (Tom) I would like to offer my condolences to Margret and family. I will miss Harlan very much as he and I were very good friends over the years. Francis Thompson 6391 Lakota Meadows Dr, Liberty Township, Ohio This is also from my wife Ruth Thompson.

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  2. Tom Bearden   March 25, 2013 at 8:34 am

    I am sorry for your family’s loss. I can tell you that I worked with Harlan at FPUD during the summer months while in high school. Harlan was everything his obituary described. I was down in Fallbrook several times over the past few years to visit my declining mom. I actually looked up Harlan’s name in the phone book and wanted to go visit him, but I figured he probably wouldn’t have remembered me too much. Anyway, I have great memories of him, and he always made himself available to help me with car troubles even after work hours. Sincerely, Tom Bearden

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