John F. Horton of Pewaukee passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2017, surrounded by his family at AngelsGrace Hospice at age 76. He was born in Waukesha on August 28, 1940, the son of Myron and Gladys (nee Brown) Horton.
On November 17, 1962, he married Patricia Szczepanski at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waukesha. John loved the outdoors, especially camping, hunting and fishing and going to his cabin in the woods where he enjoyed the peacefulness and quietness of nature. He was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling, but above all he cherished the time he spent with his family. John will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He will be deeply missed by his wife of 54 years, Patricia of Pewaukee, and their three sons, David (Carmen) Horton of Fond du Lac, Matthew (Lori) Horton of Eagle and Mark (Michelle) Horton of Muskego. He was the proud grandfather of Alicia and Bailey Horton and Madelyn and Luke Horton. He is further survived by his brother, Donald (Arlene) Horton of Milwaukee; his sister-inlaw, Gloria Szczepanski; his brother-in-law, Kenneth Szczepanski; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Mildred Schmitz, his brother Wesley Horton, his brother-in-law Robert Szczepanski and sister-in-law Joyce Solomone.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 24, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Randle- Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, N35-W23360 Capitol Drive, Pewaukee, WI 53072. Please meet at the church. Graveside services will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Waukesha.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Johnís name are appreciated to AngelsGrace Hospice, N74-W35908 Servantsí Way, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.