Lester Lin Van Horn, age 62 of Wolford Crosby died in Craig, Colorado unexpectedly on November 25, 2021. He was born in Crosby on July 11, 1959 to Lester and Emma (Bodle) Van Horn.
A man among men, Lester lived for his family and for his love of the hunt. He was an avid outdoorsman known for his German Shorthairs Pointers. When he wasn’t chasing a dog over pheasants in Dakota’s, he was elk hunting in Colorado, mountain lion hunting in Wyoming or fishing any chance he could. Throughout his life he was a member of Muskies Inc, NAVHDA and most recently started Northern’s Inc fishing tournaments with his son. Lester’s ability to make people laugh and smile was contagious. If you didn’t hear the same joke from him 3 times, and laugh harder each time then you didn’t hear the joke. Lester’s real love was his wife Brenda, his world revolved around any and everything Brenda. His smile, laugh, jokes and love will be missed by all that knew him.
Lester is survived by his wife, Brenda; one daughter, Carrie (Nick) Hofmann of Crosby; one son, Lester (Lacy) Van Horn of Brainerd; four grandchildren, Ella Mae Everson, Lester James Van Horn, Aurora Lynn Addison and Tanner Michael Johnson; Patrick Jay his lifetime hunting protege; three brothers, Dale (Patty) Van Horn, Earl (Cincy) Van Horn and Mike (Judy) Van Horn all of Crosby; four sisters, Cis Ourham of Wenatchee, WA, Gail (Fred) McGuire of Lino Lakes, Esther (Steve) Reem of Palmer, AL and Carolyn Engholm of Brainerd;.
Preceding Lester in death are his parents, four brothers, Warren, Loran, Jack and Arthur Van Horn and three sisters, Faye LaMar, Kay Krein and Carol Ann Van Horn.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 11, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Crosby. Burial will be at the Mission Township Cemetery. A visitation will be on Friday at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.
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