Magdalene Horton Birthday


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Posted Online: Nov. 27, 2012, 12:17 pm
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Magdalene (Magen) Horton will celebrate her 80th birthday at an open house at Hauberg Civic Center, 1300 24th St., Rock Island. Friends and family are invited to attend from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8.
Magdalene Franke was born Dec. 6, 1932, in Rock Island. She is the only child of the late Dr. William and Teresa Franke. She married Donald Horton on Oct. 3, 1953. Don passed away March 11, 2009.
Her children are Bill (JoAnn), Marshfield, Wis.; Mary (Pete) Wulf, Princeton, Iowa; John (Jan, soon to be) Horton, Urbana, Ill.; and Bob (Mary) Horton, Andalusia. She is the grandmother of Angela, Joseph, Elizabeth, Jacob, Sarah, Francis, Jera and the late Emily and Josh.
Magen is a retired registered nurse and spent several years working with Don at their dental practice before they both retired in 1986. She is an active member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, and is involved in many activities with the church, family and friends.














 



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