Name Age Place of Birth > Place of Death Newspaper Publication Date Submitter
HORSTMANN, Eugene B 89  Breese IL  CarlyleUB  16 Jul 2008  fch 

Eugene B. Horstmann

October 30, 1918 - July 15, 2008

Eugene B. Horstmann, 89, of Trenton, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.

Mr. Horstmann was born October 30, 1918, in St. Rose to Bernard and Clara (Middeke) Horstmann; they preceded him in death.

He married Dorothy Schumacher on September 24, 1941, at St. Rose Catholic Church; she preceded him in death on October 31, 1999.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Paul Horstmann; a granddaughter, Anna Burton; a great-grandson, Sebastian Horstmann; brothers, Edwin Horstmann and John Horstmann; a sister, Mary Buehne; a daughter-in-law, Dolores Horstmann; brothers-in-law, Sylvester Schumacher, Paul Netemeyer, Vince Poettker, Norman Wilson, and August Buehne; sisters-in-law, Martha Horstmann and Regina Horstmann.

Surviving are his children, Dennis (Jeanette) Horstmann of Trenton, Glenn (Diane) Horstmann of O'Fallon, MO, Mark (Mary Ann) Horstmann of Elkville, Eva (Mike) Koch of Aviston, Lucy (Lee) Wellen of Highland, Matt (Betsy) Horstmann of Trenton, Dottie (Kevin) Burton of Aviston, and Jeanne (Ron) Thole of Trenton. There are 37 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are a brother, Vince (Marie) Horstmann of Highland, and sisters, Rose Schumacher of Aviston, Vera Netemeyer of Aviston, Bernice Poettker of Aviston, and Viola Wilson of St. Clair, Mo, and a brother-in-law, Pete (Irene) Schumacher of Trenton.

He retired from farming and he also worked as a rural mail carrier.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and Men's Sodality, Charter Member and past officer of Trenton Knights of Columbus 2932, Charter member of Aviston Knights of Columbus 1110, past president of Trenton Senior Citizens, and a former board member of the Trenton Coop.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton with Fr. Gene Kreher and Fr. Dan Friedman officiating. Interment will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Aviston.

Visitation is being held today, Wednesday, July 16, from 4 to 9 p.m. and again on Thursday, July 17, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.

The Trenton Knights of Columbus will hold a service at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Moss Funeral Home in Trenton is handling the arrangements. 

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