Wesley A. Horsman — Chatfield

CHATFIELD — The funeral for Wesley A. Horsman, 89, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield, with the Rev. Eugene Larrabee officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Washington Cemetery, rural Spring Valley.

Mr. Horsman, a longtime resident of rural Chatfield, died Tuesday (April 17, 2007) at his home, following a brief illness.

Wesley August Horsman was born Jan. 13, 1918, on his grandparents’ farm in rural Spring Valley. He married Margaret Chapman on Oct. 9, 1939, in Oelwein, Iowa. From 1945 to 1948 he hauled logs and pulp wood in Park Falls, Wis. In 1957 he moved his family to a farm in rural Chatfield, where he lived for the remainder of his life. He enjoyed playing the guitar, singing and dancing. His favorite pastime was watching boxing, bull riding and The Price is Right on TV.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Gene (Dorothy) Horsman of Chatfield; two daughters, Sharon (Roger) Spriggel of Battle Creek, Mich., and Vicky Horsman of Woodbury, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Darrel, Hartley and Douglas; and a sister, Pauline Allen.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, and an hour before the service on Saturday at the funeral home.


Memorials are preferred to Washington Cemetery in rural Spring Valley.

Riley Funeral Home of Chatfield is handling the arrangements.

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