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Beloved Pella High A.D. and Coach Passes

Former Pella High School Athletic Director and coach Bill Van Horn passed away Sunday after a lengthy battle with liver disease and cancer. He was 60 years old.

Van Horn began his time at Pella High School in 1988 as the physical education teacher and wrestling coach, and became Athletic Director in 1997. He retired in 2011, and this past March was inducted into the Iowa High School Athletic Director Hall of Fame.

Funeral services for Bill Van Horn will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning at the Third Reformed Church in Pella and are being handled by the Garden Chapel Funeral Home.