Fred S. ‘Jack’ Horner

Jan. 26, 1925 - Nov. 29, 2011

Fred S. "Jack" Horner of Waukesha died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 86. Jack was born Jan. 26, 1925, a son of Fred and Lorraine Horner.

He was a member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha. Jack owned and operated Jack’s Service Station for many years and also worked as an electrical engineer for Waukesha Dresser until his retirement in 1997. He proudly served as a Waukesha County reserve sheriff deputy and faithfully served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Jack’s greatest joy was spending time with his family. He will be remembered as a hardworking gentleman who "put a lot into everything with a whole lot of nothing."

Jack will be dearly missed by his best friend and wife, Dorothy; his children, Rex (Mary) Horner, Scott Horner, Bruce Horner, Todd (Mary) Horner, Robin (Becky) Drout and David (Jennifer) Drout; his grandchildren, Kara (Andrew), Nichole (John), Kimberly, Kalina, Benjamin (Michelle), Maria, Pamela, Matthew, Lori, Thomas and Allison; two great-grandsons, Hunter and Noah; and a sister, Linda (Gary) Bradak. Jack is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty; a granddaughter, Erica; and his parents.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the 12:30 p.m. funeral service Friday, Dec. 2, at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 424 Hyde Park Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Larry Smith will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.