OBITUARY

Henry "Hank" G. Horstmann

November 23, 1921April 1, 2013

Henry “Hank” G. Horstmann, 91, of Evansville, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013. He was born November 23, 1921, to the late William August and Mary Johanna (Moore) Horstmann.

He was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran church in Evansville where he served in many capacities including Treasurer. Hank was a World War II Veteran having served in Germany in the Infantry. He was a life member of the VFW Post 1114. After returning from the Army he went to work for the US Postal Service. He delivered mail to homes on the Eastside. During this time he went to Evansville College (now the University of Evansville) at night. Upon graduation he sought employment with the Internal Revenue Service, retiring from there in 1977. Hank was also a life member of the Order of the Owl’s Nest 30, River Bend Association, Evansville Athletic Club, Disabled American Veterans, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Fraternal Order of Eagles, American Legion and the order of United Commercial Travelers of America. He enjoyed visiting various clubs to dance and listen to the music of local bands. In his younger years, Hank also enjoyed bowling and playing Clabber.

Hank was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Delores (Schnarr) Horstmann; brothers, Herbert, August “Gus,” Bart, Harold and Carl; sisters, Gertrude (infant), Frances, Olga Henry and Mary Hall; and son-in-law, Harvey Head.

He is survived by his children, Gary Horstmann, Sharon Head and Brenda (Bryan “Steve”) Bredhold; grandchildren, Eric (Robin) Mayer, Aaron (fiancé, Chrissy Hill) Sutherland, Bonnie (Patrick) Brenner, Becky (Robert) Mangold and Brent (Ashley) Bredhold; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Edna Mae “Maise” Wibbeler of Leesburg, FL; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 West Illinois Street, officiated by Rev. Sean Esterline, with burial in Lutheran Cemetery. The Vanderburgh County Retired Veterans Memorial Club will conduct military services at the cemetery. Friends may visit Wednesday from 3:00 to 8:00 PM at Alexander East Chapel, 2115 Lincoln Avenue, and Thursday from 10:00 AM until service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Henry’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 West Illinois Street, Evansville, IN 47710 or Evansville Lutheran School, 120 East Michigan Street, Evansville, IN 47711. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 3, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, April 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 4, 2013
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Henry "Hank" G. Horstmann

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Elma & John Bush

April 3, 2013

Brenda, Brian, Sharon and Gary, You have My heartfelt sympathy. I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers. Hank was a awesome man and his smile could light up a room. He will be greatly missed at the Owl's.

Ivan Dimmett

April 2, 2013

Dear Gary and family, our deepest sympathy to you all. Deloris and Hank were dear friends and will be missed. Ivan and Mary Dimmett

KEISTON HOLLOWAY

April 2, 2013

ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

Hollie Phillips

April 2, 2013

Mom (Brenda), Sharon & Gary I'm sorry to hear about your dad. He fought a good fight, but now he can be with his love Delores again. My heart is heavy for the whole family, my prayers will continue for everyone to help ease the pain.

Pat Shaw

April 2, 2013

May the wonderful, fun memories of your dad help you through this difficult time as your dad is now dancing with the Lord. Your family is in my prayers

Jeff and Vicky Horstman

April 2, 2013

Rest in peace Uncle Hank. You will be dearly missed. Say hello to Grandpa!

April 2, 2013

My deepest sympathies are extended to your family at this time. May he find eternal peace in Heaven with the Father. Mr. & Mrs. Alan Jacobs and family

Barbara Heerdink

April 2, 2013

It was always such a joy to see Hank at the Owl's Nest #30. He always had a smile on his face and sure enjoyed hearing all of his favorite bands. We will CERTAINLY miss him at the Owls!

Donna Coomes-Timmons

April 2, 2013

I love you Uncle Hank. You will be truly missed by your family. I always enjoyed watching you dance at the Owls. May God Bless you and your family. I'm sure Aunt Delores was waiting for you with open arms and a smile on her face.

FROM THE FAMILY