OBITUARY

Milton Arnold Horstman

July 1, 1933January 11, 2021

Always in our hearts.

Milton Arnold Horstman was born in rural South Dakota on July 1, 1933 and passed away at age 87 on January 11, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.

Milton was born to Rudolph and Thelma (Harrison) Horstman who preceed him in passing. He was the middle child between older brothers Merlyn and Harold, and younger sisters Velva and Verla. Milton was a proud graduate of Peever High School class of 1951. After graduating he worked for the railroad until he was drafted. He served in the US Army beginning in 1953, as a driver and mechanic. Milton took pride in his service as a Korean war veteran.

After the war, Milton moved to Pueblo, CO for college, where he met Verna Lee Wallace. They were married from 1957 until her death in 2018. They made their home in Denver, CO, where Milton worked as a mechanic and developed his life-long passion of restoring old cars. His car collection was infamous, and the children in his family will always remember riding in the rumble seat of his 1939 Plymouth.

Milton is preceded in passing by his parents, his first wife Verna Lee, his brothers and sisters-in-law Harold (Maxine) Horstman and Merlyn (Sheila) Horstman, and brother-in-law Herb Plant. Milton is survived by his wife Rhonda Porter, younger sisters Velva Plant and Verla (Ron) Noakes. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, who will all miss his ornery nature and good natured teasing.

Services under the direction of Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 Colorado Blvd, Denver CO 80121. Viewing will be Friday, January 22, 2021 from 10:00 -11:00 AM. Funeral service Friday 11:00 AM with graveside service at 12:00 PM. Due to COVID restrictions, mask wearing and social distancing requirements will be followed.

Services

22 January

Viewing

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

6601 South Colorado Blvd
Centennial, CO 80121

22 January

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

6601 South Colorado Blvd
Centennial, CO 80121

22 January

Graveside Service

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

6601 South Colorado Blvd
Centennial, CO 80121

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Stacey Bronowski

January 19, 2021

Brody loves his Great Uncle Milton! Christmas 2019 ❤️

Ellen Pond

January 15, 2021

My deepest sympathy to you, Ronda, and to Velva & Verla & families. I have known Milton & his family as long as I can remember, having lived neighbors to them on the next farm near Peever SD. I'm so thankful we had a chance to get together in Denver in September & talk about old times. I was looking forward to seeing all of you at the Peever Alumni in July. Rest in peace, my friend!

Rhonda Porter

January 14, 2021

My Husband. My world.
I Love you♡
Journey well my Miltie
I miss You.

Cathy Troute

January 14, 2021

Milton was a wonderful person. I will always remember him for his love of antique cars. He was so proud of his collection. My husband & I met him & Verna about 12 years ago, they were a special couple and great friends. We will all miss him very much. My condolences to his family.

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