David Allen Horn, 66, of Topeka, passed away on August 26, 2021, at the University of Kansas Health Systems, St. Francis Campus.
He was born in Topeka, Kansas on December 4, 1954 the son of Ernest and Susan (Liston) Horn.
David was a member of the first graduating class in 1972 from Mission Valley High School. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany and Georgia. He worked in construction and later owned and operated Dave’s Repair Shop for 31 years. He most recently worked on the grounds crew for Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
He loved fishing, traveling, amusement parks, music especially classic rock and the oldies, chocolate, flea markets and going to auctions. David loved his family and helped care for others in any way he could. He was a caring and generous man. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a volunteer at their annual Germanfest. He also enjoyed the NHRA races.
David was married to Rosa Bayless and they later divorced. He is survived by their daughter, Maria Horn (Willy Bledsoe), His partner of 20 years Sandy Grubb and her children, Jennifer Grubb, Annika Grubb, and Cara (Austin) Grimes, three grandchildren, Madilynn Bledsoe, Anthony Tinsley and Aiden Kinchela. He is also survived by his siblings, Rose (Dave) Varvel, Janet Horn, Rita (Mark) Gregory, Mary Foust, Brenda (Bruce) Snyder, and Tom (Debra O’Quinn) Horn, his dog, Fritz IV, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Susan Horn, and a brother, John Horn, his best friend Roy Callahan, and his dogs, Fritz I, Fritz II, and Fritz III.
David was cremated. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 1, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where his family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 2nd, at 10:00 a.m. where a Parish Rosary will be prayed at 9:30 a.m., at the church. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Eskridge Cemetery next to his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66603. The family will designate memorials at a later date to David’s favorite charities.
Online condolences and fond memories may be left at www.brennanmathenafh.com.