Bret A. Horne, 59, Jasper

Bret A. Horne, 59, of Jasper, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Evansville.

Bret was born in Jasper on November 4, 1959, to Lee “Toot” and Perline (Vogler) Horney. He married Sun Kwai Ying, who is lovingly referred to as Amy.

He was a 1978 graduate of Jasper High School.

For the last 20 years, Bret resided in the state of New York, working as a manufacturer’s representative, but he always considered Jasper as his home.

He is survived by his wife, Sun Kwai “Amy” Ling, Jasper; his parents, Toot and Perline Horney, Jasper; one sister, Kim (Patrick) Lottes, and two brothers, Scott (Cindy) Horney, and Mike (Diann) Horney, all of Jasper; and three stepchildren, James, Jack, and Tony DiTuro, whom he looked upon as his own.

Bret was known as the uncle who liked to tease them, but his nieces and nephews always looked forward to whatever was coming next. His nieces and nephews include Luke and Matthew Lottes, Al, Emily and god-child, Madylin Horney, Nick Baglan and Mia and Hali Horney.

Preceding him in death are his maternal grandparents, Ben and Blanche Vogler; and paternal grandparents, Ray and Agnes Horney.

A Memorial Service for Bret A. Horne will be held at noon on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, with burial to follow at a later date. Fr. Ray Brenner will officiate.

A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon service time at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel on Saturday.

Even though Bret didn’t live long enough to receive an organ transplant himself, he understood the importance of giving and was able to donate in the end to help others.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorial contributions may be made to Indiana Donor Network ( or to your favorite charity.

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