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RALPH FRANK HORN

June 5, 1936 ~ April 19, 2020 (age 83)

Obituary

Ralph F. Horn, 83, a resident of rural Potlatch, ID passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, ID.

Ralph was born on June 5, 1936 at Danbury, Wisconsin, to Ralph L. and Emilie (Burkholder) Horn.  Ralph attended his schooling at Potlatch and graduated from the Potlatch high School. 

He married Norma Jean (Hamilton) on June 5, 1976 at Coeur d’Alene, ID and the couple made their home at Potlatch, ID.  Ralph’s first wife Mattie died in 1973. Ralph was a passionate about nature and the community. Little League baseball coach, outdoorsman, woodworker and wood carver pretty much his whole life. He made many duck decoys as well as Santas and every bird imaginable. He figured he made over 250 quail alone because he kept track of the pewter feet he purchased for them. All of his family received his art over the years and they are treasured. He was also extremely knowledgeable about history. Primarily the Northwest and was known to say “no better place to live then Potlatch, Idaho “ where his folks finally settled and where he was adamant there would always be a place to call home for generations of his family to come.

Survivors include one son, Jeff Horn (Lori), Potlatch, ID, one daughter, Rani Lucas (Jason) Washougal, WA, one step – son, Kevin Gale (Ann) Post Falls, ID, two step – daughters, Colleen Jimmerson (Allen) Columbia Falls, Montana, Debbie Brown (Monty) Kalispell, Montana, one sister, Lois Lappi, Sulfur, Louisiana.  Ralph is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 4 great – grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one brother Bill Horn. Also Ralph was preceded in death by his sisters Amy Judson and Doris Bostrom.

Memorials may be given to the Potlatch Ambulance fund, box 63, Potlatch, ID  83855 or to the Freeze Cemetery beautification fund.

A celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

 Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, WA is caring for the family.  .  On line condolences may be left at www.kramercares.com.

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Services

Services are to be announced

Donations

Potlatch Ambulance Fund
PO Box 63, Potlatch ID 83855

Freeze Cemetery
1276. W. Freeze Road, Potlatch ID 83855

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