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Leon "Lee" James Horne

February 1, 1942 ~ February 22, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Leon "Lee" Horne Obituary

Of New London, formerly of Waupaca, age 82, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024.  He was born in Wausau on February 1, 1942 to the late Leo and Florence (Amrhein) Horne.  Lee graduated from Newman High School Class of 1960.  He attended the University of Maryland (Military Campus) during his European Tour of Duty in the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, 68th Armor in Kitzingen, West German.  Experienced the “Red Alert” during the crisis caused by the erection of the Berlin Wall.  He’d held a variety of jobs during his life, but when asked his profession he’d reply “Musician”, the career path he’d enjoyed the most, having toured internationally for several years.

Leon was preceded in death by his parents, his younger brother, John and wife, Shirley.  He is survived by brothers Richard and Thomas; his wife, Lorraine, whom he married on February 6, 2016 at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in Antigo. He is further survived by Lorraine’s four children and their families, other relatives and friends.

Leon was a commissioned Lay Leader of Prayer at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Community in Waupaca.  He was involved in several ministries within the church, as well as having been elected Grand Knight and serving as an active member of the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Honor Guard.

There will be a service held this summer.  In lieu of flowers memorials are appreciated.  Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.

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