Obituary: Dianne Horn Nov. 23, 1942 – Oct. 22, 2023

Obituary: DIANNE HORN Nov. 23, 1942 – Oct. 22, 2023

Dianne M Horn, 80, of Rutheron, N.M., passed away peacefully on October 22, 2023, with family by her side.

She was born November 23, 1942, in West Bend, Wisconsin—the daughter of the late Hilary and Marie (Engelhardt) Hoepner.

Dianne attended Marion College and graduated from Fond du Lac Vocational School as a licensed Practical Nurse in 1962.

On April 4, 1964, she married William (Bill) Horn at the Catholic Church in Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Dianne was a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital and West Bend Medical Center.

Dianne, her husband, and their children moved to Los Alamos in 1979, where she worked as an office nurse for several doctors. She returned to school at UNM–Los Alamos and earned a computer science associate degree. In 1997, after 13 years of employment at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Dianne retired with her husband to their ranch in Rutheron.

Dianne was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, skiing, snowmobiling, scuba diving, riding horses, sailing, gardening, painting, playing guitar with the church choir, quilting, and sewing. Dianne also loved animals of all kinds, but especially her “Bear” dog.

Survivors include her husband, William Horn; their three children, Lisa Farnum (Robert), of Socorro, NM; Linda Lindstrom of Los Alamos, NM, and William (Claudette) Horn of Albuquerque, NM; and granddaughter Allie Lindstrom; Her siblings Larry (Jackie) Hoepner, Sandra Amerling, and Sister-in-law Mary K (Tom) Feiter. Plus, many beloved nieces and nephews.

Dianne was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Joan Schladweiler, and her brother-in-law, Richard Amerling.

A mass and memorial service will be held on November 11, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the San Jose Parish in Los Ojos, New Mexico. The burial of her cremains will be held at the family’s gravesite privately at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations that friends or family wish to make on her behalf should be made to a charity of their choice.

A special thank you goes out to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Presbyterian Hospital and Morningstar Assisted Living. Every person involved was so caring and compassionate.

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