Dan Henry Horton, age 71, of Arapahoe, Nebraska died on Friday, November 12, 2010 at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center, in Arapahoe, Nebraska. He was born on November 21, 1938 at Arapahoe, Nebraska to Van H. & Lora C. (Taylor) Horton.
He grew up in Arapahoe, Nebraska and graduated from Arapahoe High School with the Class of 1957. He went on to Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. He would then attend Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska for 1 year before getting his degree at Creighton University School of Pharmacy in Omaha, Nebraska in 1963. He graduated with top honors from the program. On March 12, 1966 he married Patricia Mathers. To this union two daughters born: Tara & Danette Horton. They would later divorce. For 13 years he would work at Allen’s Drug Store in North Platte, Nebraska and then owned Westfield Pharmacy for a number of years. He also worked at Walker Pharmacy in Sterling, Colorado and Safeway Pharmacy’s in Denver, Colorado. He would then move to McCook, Nebraska and work at Dave’s U-Save Pharmacy, in McCook were he would retire after 42 years in the Pharmacy business. He married Verna Raye Brown on May 12, 1991. They would move to C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Home of Arapahoe, in 2007. He was a member of the National Association of Retail Druggist, and the Rho Chi Pharmacentical Honor Society.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jerry Horton, sister Sunny Ann Horton, and brother-in-law Lyle Weber.
He is survived by his wife Verna Raye Horton of Arapahoe, Nebraska
Daughters: Tara & husband Kelly Bagnell of Sidney, Nebraska
Danette & husband Edward Harvey of Thornton, Colorado
Sister: Colleen Weber of Arapahoe, Nebraska
Grandchildren: 8 Great-Grandchildren: 1
Condolences and personal reflections may be left at wenburgfuneralhome.com
Viewing & visitation will be Sunday, November 14, 2010 from 2 PM till 8 PM at Wenburg Funeral Home, in Arapahoe, Nebraska. Funeral services will be Monday, November 15, 2010 at 10 AM at the First United Methodist Church, in Arapahoe, Nebraska with Pastors Michael Flury and Jon Albrecht, officiating. Burial will be at the Arapahoe Cemetery, at Arapahoe, Nebraska. Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements