Lori Lynn Goldhorn was born May 29, 1957, in Rock Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Alfred and Alice (Van Engen) Goldhorn. She grew up in Rock Rapids and attended the Christian School through the sixth grade, and then went to Central Lyon. After graduating, she attended Northwestern College in Orange City and earned a teaching degree. In the fall of 1979 she moved to West Point, where she taught Special Education for the West Point Public School System for many years.

Lori passed away at the age of 63 on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, in Apache Junction.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, John; her sister and brother-in-law, Sheri and Ron Vander Veen; her niece, Amber and husband Kevin Vanderwal; her nephew, Reid and wife Lauren Vander Veen: and six great-nieces and nephews: Amelia, Quinn, and Oliver Vanderwal; and Ronan, Auden, and Revel Vander Veen; and step-children Billy Ovington; Jeanine Bain and husband Todd, and step-grandchildren Ashton Bain, and Blake, Haylee, and Drake Ovington.

Lois is preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Alice Goldhorn.