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Hubert W. Horstman PDF Print
Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:08 PM

March 18, 1921-April 15, 2014

You can bet there is a lot of handshaking going on up in Heaven right now.

Hubert William Horstman, 93, beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend to all, passed away peacefully on Tuesday.

Born March 18, 1921, to Henry and Anna (Becker) Horstman of Cloverdale, who preceded him in death, he grew up on the Putnam County family farm and lived there his entire life.

He wed his dear “Twinnie” Agnes (Jostpille) on June 9, 1953, and she survives.

Also surviving are his five children, Kay (Joe Unverferth) of Kalida, Dan (Una Nulty) of Delphos, Pat (Randy Etter) of Columbus, Susan (Kevin Wildenhaus) of Plymouth, Mich., and Lisa (David Whittle) of Knoxville, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Leona Landin of Fort Jennings in 2011.

When Hubert was 14, he took on the responsibility of running the family farm after his father was seriously injured in a farming accident during the depths of The Great Depression. He continued to farm for many years while also working at Philips Display Components in Ottawa.

We had a very long goodbye with Dad after he was diagnosed with dementia in 2003 but he never lost his sense of humor nor the mischievous glint in his eye. We miss him terribly but we know he is home at last after his long struggle and has earned a well-deserved rest.

“Lo, blessed are our ears for they have heard; Yea, blessed are our eyes for they have seen: Let thunder break on man and beast and bird, And the lightning. It is something to have been.” — G.K. Chesterton

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings, with Father Mark Hoying officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township, Fort Jennings.

Memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Homecare & Hospice and The Alzheimer’s Association.

 

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