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August 28, 2019 - 00:00
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Edgar Louis Horndt, 94, of Columbus passed away Aug. 22 in Trucare Living Center, Columbus.

He was born Feb. 21, 1925, to Charles and Ella (Kansteiner) Horndt. He attended Columbus School, graduating in 1943. He entered the United States Marine Corps in March 1944 and was discharged in July 1946. He reenlisted into the United States Marine Corps in August 1946 and retired in September 1952. He served in WWII and Korea.

He worked for Parker Bros. as a dragline operator at the local gravel pits. He retired in 1990. His interests were horses, ranching, hunting, and drinking coffee with his friends.

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Doris Horndt, and brother-in-law, Robert Little. He is also survived by nephews Grady Horndt and wife Alice of Lexingon, VA, Glenn Horndt and wife Elena of Columbus, Gregg Horndt and Kathy Harris of Needville, David Little and wife Debbie of Weimar, and Leslie Little and wife Annette of Brenham; and niece Ellen May and husband Tom of Columbus. He is survived by sixteen great-nieces and nephews and spouses; and thirteen great-great-nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Harry Horndt and sister Charline Little.

Pallbearers were Glenn Horndt, Gregg Horndt, David Little, Leslie Little, Tom May, and Ellen May.

Visitation was Monday Aug. 26 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, TX and Tuesday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus, TX.

Funeral services were Tuesday, August 27 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church with burial taking place Friday in Houston National Cemetery at 1:45 pm with Marine Corp Honors.

Memorials may be given to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or a charitable organization of your choice.

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