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Anthony (Tony) Robert Horner

Anthony (Tony) Robert Horner of 83 years, passed away on July 10, 2019 in Seattle, WA at his place of residence, connected with the love of family and friends both near and far. 

Tony left behind his wife of 59+ years, Kay Robinson Horner; his daughters, Lorita (Horner) Anderson; Teresa (Horner) Thompson and Barbara (Horner) Stanik; his grandchildren, Michael (Amanda) Anderson, Shelby Thompson and Nathan Thompson; along with many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Horner; his mother, Rosalie (Schlich) Horner; his siblings, Julius Horner, Isabelle Leake, Thomas (Margie) Horner, Rosalie (Wally) Geiser; infant son Kenneth Horner; and his son-in-law, Freddie Anderson.

Born October 31, 1935, in Saint Louis, MO, he forever enjoyed everyone coming out to trick-or-treat in celebration of his birthday. 

Childhood antics. Yo-Yo Champion, St. Louis City (1948). Antics. La Salette Seminary High School (Class of 1955). Pizza – Pagliacci’s (the original), St. Louis. Young Man Antics. Join Army. Seattle. “Where have YOU been this whole time?” (Yeah, for real) when meeting Kay, his “One of a Kind.” Married (secret). Pizza. Army Mash Medic (1957-1959), Korea. Seattle. Married (again…, in church). Honeymoon at Paradise on Mt Rainier. Train with new bride back to St. Louis – Fatherhood begins. Pizza – Marietta’s – Caseyville, IL. Little Cottage in the Woods. Fatherhood. MacDonnell Douglas – St. Louis, MO, though move to California… Street, that is - Collinsville, IL. Fatherhood. Family. Friends. Work. Play. Antics. Band Parents. Grandpa. Retire. Seattle. “I love Seattle.” Grandpa. Grandpa. Family. Friends. Work. Play. Antics. “All the Kings Horses.” Family. Friends. Play. Antics. Love. Love. Always LOVE.

Whistling and humming vibrato renditions. Singing and writing of tunes…, compositions. To jazz, plucking strings on his ole’ upright bass including an Auggie B’s* Bash New Year’s Eve. 

Guitar ever ready to be put into action. A didgeridoo, hand-made, got some traction. Church Choirs including Seattle and Saint Lou**, kick-started via La Salette Seminary High School.

Nationally known chef of the Pizza variety. St. Louis Style. The Hill. Pagliacci’s. Marietta’s, too. Won his M-I-L’s heart.*** Recipe secure in Safe Deposit Box. (wink)

Ice-cream and fireworks at “The Farm” in New Baden. The Huzzah River Cabin with friends on occasion. St. Louis Family – Christmases and such. Door County Reunions. Campfires. Midnight walks.

Cracking of jokes. Gags he did make. A great storyteller. Did you hear “The Orange Snake?” On projects he’d tinker. A Handy Man, too. Mac Maintenance Mechanic. Shop full of tools.

Man of God, “Alleluia.” Husband, Father, and Friend. Good neighbor. Cherished mentor. Through and through to the end. Tony’s World. HornerKorner - Legacy of the Man.

Memorial Services:

Seattle, WA | August 25, 2019, 1 - 4pm, The Ballard Elks, 6411 Seaview Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Collinsville, IL | September 21, 2019, 1 – 4 pm, Firemen’s Hall, 9510 Collinsville Road, Collinsville, IL 62234. 

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to EvergreenHealth Hospice Care ( or the National Shrine of La Salette - 947 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703 (Attn: Mike O'Brien). 

*Auggie Busch of St, Louis, MO
**LaSalette Seminary HS, Jefferson City, MO, Saint Benedict’s in Seattle, WA, and Saints Peter & Paul in Collinsville, IL (SSPP – Lay Ministry. M.E.) (St. Bs – Chairman of Social Service Committee 2001; Initiated Lenten Rice Bowl Collection; wrote new Alleluia for Ordinary time)
***Florence Lorita (Smith (Robinson)) Betts


Hey Kay...This is Father Jude...I got a call from the priest in St. Louis you talked to and told me about Tony's passing. I was so sorry to hear about that; Please accept my sincerest sympathy; He was a dear friend of me and my sister, Marie; I read all the remarks in the obituary and brought back so many good memories with him and you and the family espec Pagliacci's and Marietta's. I will pray for him in the Masses I offer and for you too and the girls...

I am in DeRidder La --Pastor of St. Joseph's church --1125 Blankenship Drive 70634...337 463 6878.

Father Jude Brunnert, MS

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