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Carl “Ray” Horton

January 7, 1939 - May 20, 2021

Carl “Ray” Horton Carl “Ray” Horton
    June 27, 2021 | 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles
  • Funeral
  • June 27, 2021 | 2:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles
  • Burial Location

Carl “Ray” Horton, 82, of Saint Charles, died Thursday, May 20, 2021, peacefully in his home with his loving wife of 62 years by his side.

Ray was born January 7th, 1939, the son of James Carl and Maye O. Burnett Horton. He married Edith (Foster) Horton December 28, 1958, at First Lutheran Church in Paxton, IL.

He is survived by two sons and two daughters; Scott (Michele) Horton of St. Charles, Doug (Wendy) Horton of Geneva, Jan (Jennie) VanDerHeyden of Maple Park, and Debbie (Ralph) Williams of Maple Park; 9 grandchildren; Stephanie, Katie, and Leah (Horton), Cayce and Chris (Horton), Abby (VanDerHeyden), and Kathy, Kelly, and Ethan (Williams); and 14 great-grandchildren. Ray was preceded in death by his parents and siblings; Ruth Irvin, James Horton, Mary Ann Burhmaster, Patricia Roach, and Larry Horton.

Ray graduated from Rankin High School and was an Operating Engineer with Local 150 where he was a member for 60 years. He loved working on antique tractors, getting his hands dirty at the farm, and above all, Ray loved being with his children and grandchildren who affectionately called him “Papa”.

Visitation will be 12:00pm to 2:00pm, Sunday, June 27th, 2021at Yurs Funeral Home 405 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174. A Memorial Service will follow the visitation at 2:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Moose Charities. Ray was a member of the Moose fraternity for many years and in 2005 Ray received the Pilgrim Degree, which is the Highest Degree of the Loyal Order of the Moose.


Dave and Deborah Haines from Geneva , IL

"He will be missed. Hugs to the family."

Steve and Jeanine Bennett from Nodaway , IA

"We are so glad Ray and Edith got to come visit us in Wyoming. We had an awesome time and some great memories."

Janna from Elburn , IL

"I’m so sorry for your loss"

Lisa and Tim Janeway from Elgin , IL

"Horton family we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, Gandfather, GreatGrandfather. What a special, distinguished family man who was cherished by all of you."

Deb(Larry) Shuler from Lafayette , IN

"Deepest sympathy to the family. My husband and Ray were classmates. Larry always spoke fondly of Ray. Thoughts snd prayers"

Ellen Theesfeld from Rankin, IL

"Our deepest sympathies to Edith and family. Ray was a most favorite friend and longtime classmate. We will miss catching up with them at the H.S. Reunion each year. RIP my friend and Hugs and Prayers for Edith."

Brenda Fitzhenry Mundell from Lafayette , IN

"So sorry to hear about Ray. He and his Rankin family had been friends with our family for many years. Always enjoyed seeing hat the Alumni! MY sister Peggy was in his class."

Wendy Larson from Geneva, IL

"My deepest sympathy to Edith and family. So very sorry for your loss. I have many fun memories of having the Hortons as neighbors. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs to you all. 🙏"

Janet Bell from Van Wert, OH

"We are so sorry at this great loss. Ray was extra special! I always wanted to meet this dear 2nd cousin someday! I enjoyed our phone conversations and learning about his side of the Horton family tree! Sending a hug to each of you! Our hearts and prayers are with you!"

Marcia Larson from St. Charles, IL

"My deepest condolences for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers."

Scott D Hart from Mooseheart, IL

"Edith and family, we send our deepest sympathy on your loss of an incredible man in Ray. Thank you for sharing his life with the Moose Fraternity all these years. His wisdom, generosity and heart to serve blessed so many, including the children at Mooseheart and seniors at Moosehaven. We are forever grateful to have walked this road of life alongside Ray. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."

Judi Carlson from Sycamore , IL

"Our condolences to the Horton Family. Sending prayers.🙏🏻❤️Judi, Donald and Hannah Carlson"

Sue Anderson from Sun City, AZ

"I'm so sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts."

Laura Spitzig from Verona, WI

"Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all."

Mike vanderheyden from Sugargrove il, AK

"Great man , father in law , and friend gone too early, will miss him greatly ,always fun to be with,always someone I will look up to,god speed ray,!"

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