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Eugene B. Horstmann


  Visitation:  Wednesday, July 16, 2008    4:00-9:00 PM
                    Thursday, July 17, 2008       8:00-10:15 AM
                    Moss Funeral Home, Trenton

  Services:   Thursday, July 17, 2008      10:30 AM
                    St. Mary Catholic Church, Trenton  


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. 

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. 

37 Grandchildren and 28 Great-Grandchildren 

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. 

A brother-in-law, Pete (Irene) Schumacher of Trenton. 

Eugene 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 Co-op. 

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 will be Wednesday, July 16, 2008 from 4:00-9:00 PM and again on Thursday, July 17, 2008 from 8:00-10:15 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. 

The Trenton Knights of Columbus will hold service at 8:00 PM Wednesday evening at the funeral home. 

Memorials can be made to his handicapped great-grandchildren, Kyle and Hannah and will be received at the funeral home.



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