Deanna Mae (Shaffer) Horvath, age 81, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2022, after a
two-and-a-half-year struggle with kidney disease.
Deanna was born on May 31, 1941 in Port Treverton, Pennsylvania to Carl and Evelyn
Kerstetter Shaffer. She graduated from Selinsgrove High School in 1959. She served a tour of
duty in the United States Marine Corp and was honorably discharged in 1963 with the rank of
Lance Corporal. Her hobbies included Nascar, Southern Gospel music, and word puzzle
Deanna went on to be a wife, mother, and beloved grandmother. She was joint owner and
Office Manager for Fashion Kitchens Inc. She was also very proficient in accounting and record
keeping for Fine Line Tile.
Deanna was a faithful servant of Jesus Christ for over 48 years. She is remembered for her
faithful service as a Sunday School Bus Captain, a 3-4 year-old pre-school teacher, a loyal
nursery worker, and a children’s church minister at Daytona Beach Baptist Church and School.
Later on, she was a faithful bookkeeper at Indian River Baptist Church and charter member of
Space Coast Baptist Church. Of all her joys, her greatest joy was leading children to Christ.
Deanna is survived by her husband of 43 years, David Horvath, and their child, Rebekah Schill
(Dan); and her three children Kim Guinta, Mark Sundquist (Terri), and Darrell Sundquist (Lauren)
from her previous marriage to the late David Sundquist. She had 17 grandchildren and 11
She is also survived by her sisters Mary Border, Rose Goodling, Judy Wertz (Edward), Linda
Nace (Richard), and Karen Auman (Michael) all of Pennsylvania.
Visitation will be held at the Space Coast Baptist Church 223 North Samsula Drive, New Smyrna Beach, on Saturday, June 25, 2022,from 12:00 to 2:00 pm with a celebration of her life following at 2 pm.
Interment will be @ 9:30 am on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery.
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