|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1945|
La Porte County
|Death: ||Apr. 8, 2012|
St. Joseph County
Constance (Connie) Beth Johnson Van Horn, 66, of Culver passed away on April 8, 2012 at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Indiana.
Connie was born in Michigan City, IN to Axel and Marguerite (Wyse) Johnson on December 12, 1945. She grew up on a farm near North Judson and graduated from North Judson High School in 1963. On June 26, 1965, Connie married the love of her life, Harry Ronald Van Horn.
A lifelong Republican, Connie held the offices of Precinct Committeewoman and Vice Committeewoman; Marshall County Councilman, and member of the Culver Union Township Advisory Board.
Ron and Connie owned and operated the Van Horn Ford-Mercury in Culver for many years. Connie was involved with many community projects. She was a founding member of the Culver LakeFest and was the Parade Chairman for many years. In addition, she was a Pledge Coordinator for the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon and also one of the founders of Supporters to Oppose Pollution (S.T.O.P.). She was also involved in the Culver Library's genealogy group and Friends of the Library. She was an avid Cubs and Colts fan and never missed watching a game if she could help it.
Connie is survived by her husband Ron; children – Harry Ronald (Vilma) Van Horn II of Monterey, Eric of Culver, and Jennifer (Aaron Talcott) of Plymouth; grandchildren Gunnar, Lindsey, Kevin, and Abby; and great-grandson Bentley. Her faithful dog Dolly II also survives. In addition, she is survived by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Jon and Roseanne Van Horn and their children Brandon & Jeff of Culver and Mike (Kathy) Van Horn of North Carolina; and a host of cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A time of sharing memories with the family will be held on Friday, April 13, 2012 from 4:00 – 7:00PM at the Grace United Church of Christ in Culver. A memorial service will follow at 7:00PM. Interment is private.
Axel Johnson (1907 - 1974)
Marguerite R Wyse Johnson (1907 - 1965)
Created by: William Taber
Record added: Apr 20, 2012
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