Dwain R. Horn

Dwain R. Horn

Aug 13, 1930 – Oct 25, 2017

Preceded in death by his wife, Vera Weller Horn, and his brother, Joe Horn.  Survived by his first wife, Ila Dean Horn; his sister, Nancy Hancock; three children: Randy Horn (Karen), Susan Pedersen (Keith), and Brian Horn (Melanie); 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Life for Dwain started on a farm in southern Iowa and ended after a career in the Employee Benefits Business, retiring from Mutual of Omaha as an Executive Vice President and Manager of the Group Retirement Plans Department.  He graduated from Moulton, Iowa High School in 1946 and from Truman State University in 1950. He was the first member of the family to attend college.  When asked in a freshman class what he would like to become, he replied, “A retired businessman.”  He made it!

His connection to Truman State continued after retirement.  He served six years on the Board of Trustees of Truman State Foundation, and built up a funded scholarship that will continue to provide scholarships to any student residing in southern Iowa.

Retirement came at age 65.  After one winter of traveling to various warmer climates, he decided that most of the warm weather was in Arizona; and so, a condo was purchased in a suburb of Phoenix—Westbrook Village, a golfing community for people from all over the USA and Canada.  Many friendships were built up over the next 19 winters.  His best golfing experience was the day he shot his age—a nice 74.

Finally, the farm was an important part of Dwain’s life.  Having been born on the farm, Dwain always maintained a connection to farming.  A small farm near Louisville, NE became the family’s main recreation facility.  A cabin was built, as was a tennis court, a one-hole golf course, and plenty of space for motorcycle riding.  It wasn’t a typical farm, but it was a haven for privacy and connection to nature, along with many connections to WORK.

When golf became too strenuous to play very much, Dwain resorted to his next favorite pastime, playing bridge.  It provided him with great mental and social activity.  Dwain loved to tell new players he met about his experience of playing ridge with Warren Buffett, Dick Holland, and Judge John Grant.

The family will receive friends on Monday, October 30th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd.  MEMORIAL SERVICE Tuesday, Oct. 31st at 12:00 noon at Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacific. Private Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to are suggested to Westside Community Schools Foundation, 900 S. 76th St., Omaha 68114; or to Alzheimer’s Research.




  • Jayne Anderson Posted October 27, 2017 2:01 pm

    Our deepest condolences to Randy & Susan & Brian, to Karen & Keith & Melanie, and to all your children and grandchildren on Dwain’s passing. He is just one of the best men there was to know and a blessing to all of Vera’s family. From day one, he welcomed us all and shared his time, his love and his support in so many ways. His love and support for our mom was abundant and he involved us all in his love of cards & golf, fun play at the farm, and lively conversations around a good meal. Nothing shined brighter than his love & pride for his kids and grandkids and he will be missed here but rests now with Vera.
    Love Chuck & Linda & Family, Jayne & Mark & Family, and Mike & Freda

  • John & Lois McAllister Posted October 27, 2017 2:09 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Am so thankful to have known such a great man. He was so very kind and gracious always. May God’s presense be ever known!!!

  • Priscilla Quinn Posted October 27, 2017 2:31 pm

    Dear Randy, Karen and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
    See you soon.
    Cilla Quinn

  • Terry Haney Posted October 27, 2017 9:01 pm

    Dwain Horn was a first class gentleman in his personal and business life. He was a great example for many of us!

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