RUSSELL, Pa. - Phillip Horner, 91, of Norberg Road, Russell, died Tuesday, (Dec. 11, 2012), at Warren General Hospital.
He was born April 24, 1921, in Scandia, the son of Karl and Eugenia Engholm Horner.
Before retiring, he had worked at the former Malleable Iron for 43 years. Prior to that, he had owned and operated a dairy farm in Akeley, where he currently resided.
He loved and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, the outdoors, cutting wood and working with his tractor.
Phil is survived by two daughters: Beverly (Larry) Swanson of Falconer, and Judy (Gary) Carlson of Kiantone; a son, Ken (Peggy) Horner of Hurricane, Utah; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Martha Johnson Horner, whom he married, March 31, 1942, and who died in 1995; a daughter, Cynthia Horner in 1977; a son, Herb Horner in 2005; five brothers: Yngve, Carl, and Clarence Harner, and Herbert and Roy Horner.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg. The Rev. Ronald Lemon, pastor of the Koinonia Christian Fellowship, Frewsburg, will officiate. Burial will be in Hale Cemetery, Akeley.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.