Charles Horton, 89, of Winner, SD passed away on Sept. 25, 2020 at the Winner Regional Health Care Center in Winner, SD. A memorial service was held on Tuesday Sept. 29, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Mason Funeral Home in Winner, SD. Burial will be at a later date.
Charles was born in a log cabin, down in the Niobrara Canyons of Springview, NE, which is still standing, but needs horses or 4 wheelers to get to it. Charles was born to Arthur Albert Horton and Mildred Amanda (Amick) Horton.
He went to grade school until 6th grade, in which he had to leave to start helping on the farm because of his dad being ill. Then Charles proceded by joining the military from 1950 to 1953. He served in the KoreanWar working in the motor pool.
Later doing welding in Seattle, WA Charles married his first wife Rea jean May Rowley on Jan. 25, 1958. They then moved to Springview, NE in 1960. Two years later in 1963 the moved to Winner, SD where Charles worked as a farmer, rancher, welder, and machinery until they divorced in1983. Then Charles married Sylvia Fisher on Sept. 1, 1984.
Charles loved to fish all the time, working on wood projects, cars, and welding.
Charles is a beloved father that’s survived by daughter Thelma (Mike Van Steenwyk). Brothers and sisters: Wayne N. Horton, Frances A. Rosengren, Fren D. Kramer, and Kenneth D. Horton, along with all nieces and nephews and their kids. He is also survived by granddaughter, Marlena Van Steenwyk. Great grandkids: Jake Horton, Amethyst Van Steekwyk, Jewel Van Steenwyk, Kalob Horton, Ruby Van Steenwyk, and Jordan Horton Beins. Step-kids and grandkids: Dave (Marie) Fisher- children Carmen, Chad, Craig, and Crystal; Terry (Kate) Fisher- child Mandy; Diane Brown- children Mike, Kip, and Teddy; Randy Fisher- children Shawn, Shannon, Megan, and Devon; Greg (Kerry) Fisher- children Noah, Neely, and Quinn. Charles is also survived by his ex-wife Jean Horton (Elkhorn, NE). Charles is preceded in death by: Daughter Patricia Ann Horton 1961, Son Stanley A. Horton 2020. Parents Art and Mildred Horton of Springview, NE. Sister Erna Horton. Stepdaughter Linda Fisher and 2ndwife Sylvia Horton.
Charles was loved by many grandkids and great grandkids, other family members and many friends far and near.