Frederick Joseph Horn, Sr.

March 19, 1937 - November 13, 2018

03/19/1937 - 11/13/2018

Past Services

Friday November 16, 2018
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Saturday November 17, 2018
12:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003

Together Forever

Frederick Joseph Horn Sr., 81, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018, in Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, OH. He was born the first son of the late Bernetta Seifert Horn and Raymond J. Horn.

Fred was a proud United States Air Force veteran, serving in Vietnam. He was a catholic by faith and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Wheeling. He was very active in the parish and both St. Vincent de Paul and Central Catholic School, while his children attended there. He was also a retired pipefitter for the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 83; and a volunteer for many years at Wheeling Hospital.

Fred will now be joining his beloved wife, Ruth, in Heaven, where they will be together forever.

Left to cherish his memory, are his four favorite children, three daughters, Michelle Ackermann and her husband, David of Pickerington, OH, Vera Jane McGinnis and her husband, Michael of Reynoldsburg, OH, and Ruth E. Griffin and her husband, Rick of Honolulu, HI; one son, Frederick J. Horn and his wife, Melissa of Benwood, WV; one sister, Terry Stocker, and one brother, Raymond Horn and his wife, Judy, both of Gahanna, OH; a very special friend, Jeanie McGrath of Wheeling, WV; and nine grandchildren, Charlie and Kati Ackermann of Columbus, OH, Jacob Horn and Samantha Martinez and her husband, Tyler, both of Twin Lake, MI, Hunter, Clayton and Braden Abate, and Jordyn Horn, all of Benwood, WV, and Curtis Griffin of Phoenix, AZ. Also surviving are many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2-8 pm, Friday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Noon, Saturday, November 17, 2018, at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with the Rev. Msgr. Paul Hudock as celebrant. Full military honors will be provided by the Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John’s Home for Children, 141 Key Avenue, Wheeling, or online at Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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Jamie Timbrook Holt
3 years ago

Freddie and family….
I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, you are all in my prayers. He was such a nice gentle man.

christina balogh
3 years ago

Sorry for the loss of your father. It is very hard to deal with no matter how long you had him. I hope you find peace in memories.

Diana Douglass
3 years ago

Our prayers are with you all. Fred and Ruth were ever so warm, kind and generous neighbors. We will miss Fred very much!

Barbara JASKO Lohr
3 years ago

God gtive strength to all family members–

Mary Jo Patrick
3 years ago

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. The Lord will comfort you in this time, and your friends and family also.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
3 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Frederick Joseph Horn, Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, Frederick Joseph Horn, Sr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †