William Horne Obituary (1934 – 2022) – Butte, MT
William Walter Horne, Jr., 87
October 18, 1934 – June 6, 2022
William Walter Horne, Jr., age 87, of Deer Lodge, Montana William Walter Horne, Jr. was born October 18, 1934 in Townsend, Montana to William and Alice Horne. Bill died June 6, 2022. He grew up in Helena, Montana, along with brothers: Bob and Jerry, and sister, Peggy. After High School, Bill joined the Army and served in Korea. After returning from the service he worked several jobs including a wheat ranch in Turner, Montana, driving bus from Helena to Billings, foreman on the Williams and Tavenner Ranch, D&L Auto parts store and most recently delivering freight from Deer Lodge to Helena. He married Jeannie and had sons, Kim and Steven.
He was preceded in death by his son, Steven; wife, Jeannie; parents: Bill and Alice; brothers: Bob and Jerry and best friend and brother-in-law, Joe Stalnaker.
Bill loved everything rodeo, team roping, draft horse, cowboying and ranching.
Bill is survived by his son, Kim (Michelle); granddaughters: Keri (Chris), Becky (Tom); grandsons: Cory (Bryanna), Kyle, and great-grandsons: Landon (Makayla), Kale (Teddi), Trent, Cohen, and great-granddaughters: Kaitlyn (Will), Hadley and Rori. He is also survived by great-great-granddaughters: Paislee, Maycee, and Presley and great-great-grandson, Greyson.
Bill will be remembered for his amazing work ethic, and being a gentleman and a cowboy.
A private burial has been held by the family. There will be a celebration of Bill’s life organized privately by the family on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the Deer Lodge Elks.
Please visit www.axelsonfuneralhome.com to offer the family a condolence or share a memory of Bill.
Published by The Montana Standard on Jun. 15, 2022.