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Timothy L. HornishSeptember 25, 1952 ~ August 26, 2017 (age 64)
Timothy L. Hornish, 64, of Defiance, passed away surrounded by his family in the home he was born and raised in on Saturday, August 26, 2017.
He was born on September 25, 1952 to Virgil and Helen (Lero) Hornish in Defiance. Tim was a 1970 graduate of Defiance High School. On May 29, 1971 he married Deborah Gahagan, who resides in Defiance. Tim was a truck driver for 45 years. He and his wife formed Hornish & Hornish Inc. as small fleet owners.
His top priority was first and foremost, his family. Tim was so very proud of each and every one of them, and loved them "To the Moon and Back." He love all types of gaming, especially going to Fire Keepers Casino with his wife and friends. Tim was a member of Poplar Ridge Church of the Brethren. He was proud of his office as a Past Master of Omega Lodge #564. He was a member of Blue Lodge Defiance, Ohio, Sherwood Lodge Council #55, Comrade #30, Scottish Rite Toledo Valley, and Zenobia Shriner, Toledo. He was also a member of Elks #147, Eagles #372, Moose #2094 and AMVETS.
Tim was a great man who fought for his life for three years, a very courageous man who never gave up. R.I.P.
Tim will be sadly missed by his wife of 46 years, Deborah Hornish of Defiance, children; Erin (Lisa) Ryan of Napoleon, Tiffanni (Jason) Leatherman of Defiance, and Trisha (Phil) Hetrick of Ney, grandchildren; Courtney, Mackecknie, and Erin Ryan, Keir and Kali Leatherman, Logan and Lorelle Hetrick, brother Samuel (JoEllen) Hornish of Defiance, sisters Nancy (Don) Vier of Brentwood, CA, Mary (Don) Shisler of Littleton, CO, Linda (John) Briggs of Battle Creek, MI, and Holly Peters of San Clemente, CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Ted David Hornish.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, with a Masonic Memorial Service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Poplar Ridge Church of the Brethren in Defiance, with Rev. Benjamin Polzin officiating.
Memorials are suggested to the church, or to Shriners Children's Hospital.