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Kenneth W. Horstmeier
Kenneth W. Horstmeier, 97, formerly of Monroe and Davis died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Manor Court of Liberty Village in Freeport. Born February 23, 1917 in Rock Run Township he was the son of Clayton W. and Sarah A.L. (Benning) Horstmeier. He went to Rock City grade school and graduated from Davis High School in 1934. On June 2, 1937 he and Maurine M. Wise were united in marriage at the former Calvary E.U.B. Church in Davis. Kenneth farmed in the Rock City and Davis area until retiring in 1970. He then worked with his son Gaylan as a carpenter until 1990. He was an active member of the former organized Calvary E.U.B. Church Ambassador Class of Davis, served as a board member and a Sunday School superintendent for many years before church was closed in late 1960s. Also, Kenneth was a charter member of Badger Camp, Prairie du Chien, WI and a member of the Stephenson County Farm Bureau, Freeport. After moving to Monroe he enjoyed taking care of lawns for others and making gifts for relatives and friends in his workshop. Surviving are a son Carlyle (Bette) Horstmeier of Rochester, MN, three grandsons Ray (Sharon) Horstmeier of Monroe, WI., Chad Horstmeier of Durand, Darren (Maria) Horstmeier of Colorado Springs, CO; two great-grandsons Noah and Adrian; daughter-in-law Sandra Horstmeier Groezinger of Shannon; one niece Sylvia Iserman of Warren; nephew Richard Fiene of Davis; many great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are his parents, wife, son Gaylan and sister Florence Fiene. Funeral service will be 10:30 am Friday, August 1, 2014 at St. Paul Church of Epleyanna with Rev. Scott Naevestad officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 9:30 until the time of the service at Church. Burial will be at the Union Cemetery in rural Juda, WI. A memorial has been established in his name. Kenneth's family invites friends to share a story or light a candle in his honor at