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Marvin Horstmeier

MARVIN RAYMOND HORSTMEIER, 82 DAVIS - Marvin Raymond Horstmeier, 82, passed to be with his Lord on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. He was born on Sept. 28, 1930, in Davis to Raymond and Anna (Schurch) Horstmeier. He graduated from Dakota High School in 1949, University of Wisconsin Farm Short Course in 1951. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955, and earned the rank of staff sergeant. While in service he attended North Dakota State School of Science receiving a degree of administration. Marvin and Marie Brown were married Sept. 6, 1952, at Durand United Methodist Church. Marvin farmed all his life on farms on Goeke Road. He enjoyed working with his family. Marvin was a member of Davis United Methodist Church, Evening Star Lodge 414 A.F. and A.M. Davis for more than 60 years, Scottish Rite Valley of Freeport, Freeport Shrine Club, Freeport T-Ten Club, Swords of Bunker Hill, Stockton, Tebala Shrine of Rockford, 50 year member of Davis Order of Eastern Star 470, Capernaum White Shrine of Jerusalem 4 Freeport, and Winnebago County Farm Bureau. Survived by wife, Marie, sons, Merle (Jamie) Horstmeier and Mark (Susan) Horstmeier and daughter, Margo (Jefre) Turman, all of Davis; grandchildren, Michael Horstmeier, Davis, Matthew (Monica Musselman) Horstmeier, Durand, Ryan (Kelly) Thiel, Elkridge, MD, Cari Kettleson, Holly (Stephen) Olson, Alex Turman and Eric Turman, all of Davis; great-grandchildren, Noah Musselman, Caiden Horstmeier, Brody and Lexi Kettleson, Alessandra and Brennan Olson; brother, Roger (Barbara) Horstmeier of Cape Haze, Fla.; sisters, Sharon (Gary) Boeger of Davis, Maryann (Larry) Stubbe of Dakota; sister-in-law, Sharon (Garland) McHenry of Valrico, Fla.; aunts, Gertrude Schneeberger of Brodhead, Wis., Sylvia Thoren of Freeport; uncle, Fred Schurch of Davis; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by parents; sister, Marcia; grandson, James; and five aunts. Special thanks to the physicians and nursing staff at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center for the wonderful care given to Marvin during the last few weeks of his life. Funeral at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at Davis United Methodist Church, 511 E. Snyder St., Davis, with Pastor James Ketzel presiding. Visitation from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at the church, with Masonic services at 5 p.m. Burial in Davis Cemetery. Memorials to Davis church, Freeport Learning Center, Chicago Children's Masonic Hospital. Daughenbaugh Funeral Home is assisting the family. Please visit daughenbaughfh.com to leave a condolence, light a candle, or send flowers.

Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 2012
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