Steven Richard Horning


Steven Richard Horning was born in Sacramento on March 13th, 1957 to Mary Jane and the late LeRoy Horning.   He was a resident of Galt and Elk Grove, graduating from Elk Grove High School in 1975.  Steve married Leslee Rae Schultze on August 27, 1978 and they have two children; Erin (Chris) Vestal and Tommy (Lindsey) Horning and a granddaughter Harlow Raellyn Vestal.  Steve worked as a farmer in Galt and a mechanic for the Elk Grove Unified School District before being hired by the Elk Grove Fire Department (Cosumnes) in 1986.  Steve retired in 2010 and enjoyed additional time for his many hobbies, including white water rafting, hunting, fishing and most important, family time.

 Steve is also survived by his Mom Mary Jane, brothers Fred and John, Father-in-Law Ray Schultze, Sister-in-Law Teri Kunz, Brother-in-Law Jim Kunz, nieces & nephews Bryon (Marilyn & son Max) Kunz, Joey (Ashley & sons Jake and Luke) Kunz, Justin Horning, Jennifer Horning and Cassiar (Mike & son Jace) Ladenburg in addition to Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.  Steve also leaves behind his beloved extended Firefighter and River families.

A celebration of life will be held in Steve’s honor on July 29, 2014 at 11 am, Harvest Church, Elk Grove.

In Steve’s honor please feel free to make a donation to either the American River Parkway Foundation, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, The Leary Firefighters Foundation or the charity of your choice.




5 thoughts on “Steven Richard Horning

  1. I have prayed for you and the family for the past few days. Every time you come to mind, which has been a lot. So sad for you but I know what a blessed life you and Steve had to together and that his legacy will live in on his children and grandchildren. What a wonderful thing that you just spent that gorgeous time together in Hawaii as a family and had family pictures taken! How precious they are now. As they say in Israel when someone passes away- “May his memory be for a blessing.”

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  2. We lived so close but yet so far! I’m sadden to hear of Steve’s passing. Rachel and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and your family. He has left us too soon, but now is in God’s Kingdom!

    God Bless you!

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  3. Leslee, you have been in our thoughts and prayers for the last week. I cannot wrap my mind around the pain you must be feeling. You and Steve shared so many wonderful memories together and I am so grateful that you are surrounded by a wonderful & supportive network of family and friends down in EG. We will always have a special place in our heart for both you and Steve and know what an amazing husband, Father and Grandfather he was. God bless you and your sweet family.

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  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you Erin, as well as your lovely family. I think I shared with you that I grew up in Elk Grove and my father was the EGHS Shop teacher and coach in 1975 when your dad graduated. What a small town back then!
    Knowing that, I am sure our family paths have crossed a time to two and that is the beauty of the universe! It is infinitely connected with those we love and always will be. Your fathers spirit is in each of you and his love is eternal. Prayers, hugs and peace be with you and your family during the difficult times. Shari Kautzky


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