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Herman Edmund VanHorne

Herman VanHorneHerman Edmund VanHorne, 84, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 1, 2021 after a battle with Covid-19 and the effects of an injury. Herman was born June 28, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia to parents, Eugene Jerome VanHorne and Anna Coss VanHorne and married the love of his life, Virginia in 1960. He served in the U.S. Navy and enjoyed touring ships when they would dock, teaching his grandchildren all about them. Herman worked for many years at the Quincy Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, until its closure and was an active member of USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 6-9, Lake Conroe. He loved to garden with his wife, Virginia and enjoyed coin collecting. Herman was a person of strong faith, starting every morning by reading his bible. He was a family man, he and Virginia raised three wonderful granddaughters, who were their world. Herman had a love for all animals, especially his dog Sprite, his grand-cat, Surbit and grand-dog, Lmoe. Herman was a loving, caring, gentle soul who will be greatly missed.

Herman is survived by granddaughters, Anna Viola, Danielle Cataldo, Victoria Schultz-Viola and husband, Dennis; four great-granddaughters; four great-grandsons; one great-great- granddaughter; sister, Marion Dacus; brother, Richard Purcell and wife, Edwina; sister-in-law, Edith VanHorne; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, wife, Virginia VanHorne; parents, Eugene and Anna VanHorne; brothers, Eugene and Russell VanHorne.

Military graveside services will be held for Herman Edmund VanHorne, 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Houston National Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Monday night at Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you commit an act of kindness in memory of Mr. VanHorne, to pass on the love he showed all. Online condolences may be left at


    Sunset and evening star,
    And one clear call for me!
    And may there be no moaning of the bar,
    When I put out to sea,

    But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
    Too full for sound and foam,
    When that which drew from out the boundless deep
    Turns again home.

    Twilight and evening bell,
    And after that the dark!
    And may there be no sadness of farewell,
    When I embark;

    For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
    The flood may bear me far,
    I hope to see my Pilot face to face
    When I have crost the bar.


  2. I will miss Herman when I come to Texas to visit I enjoyed his stories he would tell he could always put a smile on my face

  3. RIP U Herman you will be missed I love you.

  4. Poppa as I lay here I wonder why about a lot of things.where do I begin Why did you have to leave so quick I didnt get a kiss I wanted to get one last hug and a kiss.I really wanted want to hear Those words I love you Victoria. I know I wont but I will always remember the last time I did hear it and hold those words in my heart and and mind all the time.I truly want to thank you for everything you have done for me and taught me the memories I hold so dear to my heart please tell gramma she is missed so much as you will be to.Please save me a spot as one day I will be back with you and gramma.Pet the animals forr me give mandy a hug and kiss for me.Thank you so much for the wonderful 48 years you gave me this is not a good bye it’s a see you later. love you Victoria
    ps…I will miss hearing I’m good I’m blessed 24/7.

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