OBITUARY

LeRoy "Whitey" Glenn Horstman

November 5, 1929November 5, 2018
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Loving Husband, Father, Papa and Brother – LeRoy “Whitey” Glenn Horstman – age 89, passed away November 5, 2018, on his birthday, after a brief battle with multiple health issues. Roy is survived by his daughter Angela Joy Horstman Hunt (Jim) of Williamston and his son Eric LeRoy Horstman (Angela) of Haslett, his sister Violet Horstman Lentz of Williamston, his sisters-in-law Karen Christianson Shannon (George) of Severna Park, Maryland and Sharon K. Seeley (Jim) of Parker, Colorado, along with his five grandchildren - Haleigh Hunt of Williamston and Alexandra, Tiana, Jaegar and Keegan Horstman of Haslett.

Roy was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Frances Christianson Horstman, father and mother Jess and Bessie Horstman, brothers Floyd and Harold and sisters Alta and Gladys.

Roy was born in 1929 in the home built by his Father and Grandpa, Jess and Henry Horstman, at 524 High Street in Williamston. He graduated from Williamston Community School – Class of 1947. Roy and Mary were married January 13, 1951 and he left for service in the US Army three days after they wed. He was deployed to Korea where he served as an MP in the Korean War until he returned in 1953. Upon his return, he began his employment at Oldsmobile where he worked for over forty years and retired as a Final Assembly Supervisor. Subsequent to that, he held various positions working for Dean Transportation, ET Mackenzie Company, and ferrying vehicles for Courtesy Ford, Williams VW, and Capital City International Truck in the Lansing area.

He was an active member in the American Legion Post 296, the VFW of Williamston, the Webberville Lions, and volunteered for MSU Spartan football, greeting those who came to the game as he took tickets.

Roy had a huge heart when it came to helping his family, friends, neighbors and his community. He will be greatly missed by all.

Please join us in celebrating his life at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, 205 East Middle Street, Williamston, MI, on Friday from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM and Saturday, 10:00-11:00 AM, with service beginning at 11:00 AM. A military graveside service will be held at Summit Cemetery on Beeman Rd, Williamston, immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Post 296, PO Box 125, Williamston, MI 48895, phone 517.383.2891 and/or Patriot Guard Riders PO Box 112, Wayland, MI 49348.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Alexandra Horstman
  • Tiana Horstman
  • Jaegar Horstman
  • Keegan Horstman
  • Haleigh Hunt
  • Jim Hunt
  • DONATIONS

  • American Legion Post 296
  • Patriot Guard Riders

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
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LeRoy "Whitey" Glenn Horstman

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Ashleigh Shannon

November 9, 2018

God has chosen another angel to join him up in the clouds. This beautiful soul has left this earth to join his beautiful wife. I can’t thank you enough for being part of my life. My memories with you will always be in my heart. I love you so much Uncle Roy! I’m glad that you are not in pain anymore and you can be with Aunt Mary, your soul mate. With all of my love, I will see you again one day!

Brett Seeley

November 8, 2018

I remember being greeted by a pack of Dobermans... who ran freely across that huge back yard...

I remember my first motorcycle ride on the back of your cruiser... and grinning seeing the speedometer read 100mph...

I remember you teaching me how to ride the mini motor scooter... getting as fast as 25mph... feeling like I was as fast as you...

I remember fishing and not catching a damn thing due to all those damn Mayflies... but it never erased that smile off your face...

I remember you always having a huge grin- always...

Thank you for living life the way I hope to live mine...

You are missed, Uncle Roy...

Judy Carn

November 8, 2018

I will always remember Roy's smile & laugh . He had such a wonderful personality & was such fun to be around. RIP now with Mary🙏🙏

Jody Ball

November 7, 2018

I grew up with the Horstman family and Leroy treated me like family. Always a big smile and laugh. He always had the toys! A Triumph motorcycle , motor homes. and more. It was so cool. It seems like I was there all the time. ..but who wouldn't want to be there. The relationship with his family was something to behold..especially for me. What a great man! I hope he knew what an impact he had on other people as he was a great man to me. He will be missed but never forgotten .
Jody Ball

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Biography

Loving Husband, Father, Papa and Brother – LeRoy “Whitey” Glenn Horstman – age 89, passed away November 5, 2018, the day of his birth, after a brief battle with multiply health issues. Roy is survived by his daughter, Angela Joy Horstman Hunt (Jim) of Williamston and his son, Eric LeRoy Horstman (Angela) of Haslett; his sister, Violet Horstman Lentz of Williamston; his sisters-in-law, Karen Christianson Shannon (George) of Severna Park, Maryland and Sharon K. Seeley (Jim) of Parker, Colorado, along with his five Grandchildren - Haleigh Hunt of Williamston and Alexandra, Tiana, Jaegar and Keegan Horstman of Haslett.
Roy was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Frances Christianson Horstman; father and mother, Jess and Bessie Horstman; brothers, Floyd and Harold and sisters, Alta and Gladys.
Roy graduated from Williamston Community School – Class of 1947. Roy and Mary were married January 13, 1951. He left for service three days after they married. He served in the Korean War until 1953. Upon his return, he began his employment at Oldsmobile where he worked for over forty years and retired as Final Assembly Supervisor. Subsequent to that, he held various positions working for Dean Transportation, ET Mackenzie Company, and ferrying vehicles for Courtesy Ford, Williams VW, and Capital City International Truck in the Lansing area.
He was an active member in the American Legion Post 296, the VFW of Williamston, the Webberville Lions, and was an active volunteer for MSU Spartan football greeting those who came to the game as he took tickets.
Roy also had a huge heart in helping his family, community, neighbors and friends. He will be greatly missed by all.