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Rodney Curtis Horton, 61, of Plato

Rodney Curtis Horton, 61, of Plato, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at his home.
 
Memorial services were held Friday, July 31, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Luke Dahl was the organist. Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” “Abide With Me” and “Rock of Ages.” Military honors were by the Glencoe American Legion Post 95.
 
Rodney Curtis Horton was born Jan. 23, 1954, in Glencoe, the son of Warren and Elouise (Rettmann) Horton. He was baptized as an infant on Aug. 15, 1954, by the Rev. A.H. Fellwock, and was confirmed in his faith as a youth on May 25, 1969, by the Rev. M.S. Pohl, both at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. He received his education in Glencoe and was a graduate of the Glencoe High School class of 1973. He furthered his education by attending Hutchinson Vo-Tech in Hutchinson and received welding and auto mechanics degrees.
 
On Aug. 24, 2012, he was united in marriage to Stacey Schuette at the McLeod County Courthouse in Glencoe. They made their home in Plato.
 
Mr. Horton had previously worked for Meyer Transport and Plato Woodwork, Inc., in Plato. He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. He served in the National Guard for 20 years and was able to travel to Norway, Alaska and numerous states as part of the National Guard, often as an instructor. He also was an instructor for winter survival in the National Guard and trained all branches of the military at Camp Ripley in Little Falls.
 
The Hortons also hosted foreign exchange students from Brazil, South Korea, Kazakhstan and Sweden.
 
Mr. Horton enjoyed snowmobiling, riding motor bike, traveling, working on his old truck and projects around the house and yard. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
 
He is survived by his wife, Stacey Horton of Plato; mother, Elouise Horton of Glencoe; sisters, Debbie Green of Sauk Rapids and Connie (DJ) Wilson of Apache Junction, Arizona; brother, Keith (Eileen) Horton of Glencoe; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Warren Horton; and brother, Douglas Horton.
 
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.