Aaron Kuhns Horst, 87

July 01, 2009

APRIL 9, 1922-JUNE 29, 2009

WILMINGTON, N.C. - Aaron Kuhns Horst, formerly of Frederick, Md., died Monday, June 29, 2009, at the Mariner Health and Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington.

He was born April 9, 1922, the son of Henry E. and Lydia K. Horst.

He was predeceased in death by his wife, Gloria Specht Horst; sons, Timothy Scott, Eric Neal and Michael Aaron Horst; brother, David K. Horst; and sister, Martha K. Charlton.

Surviving are his son, Kevin L. Horst and special friend, Bonnie Setters; and daughters, Vicki S. Young and husband, Robert, of Wilmington, Kathi H. Heslin and husband, Richard, of Wilmington, and Patti J. Wentzel and husband, George, of Manchester, Md. He is also survived by five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


He owned and operated Rosemont Gulf Service and Germantown Gulf Service before his retirement. He retired from his second career from Burdette Brothers Pontiac in 2005.

Aaron was a member of Brook Hill United Methodist Church, the Gideon Society and the Francis Scott Key Post of the American Legion, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

The family will receive friends Sunday, July 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church Street, Frederick.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 6, at 11 a.m. at Brook Hill United Methodist Church, 8946 Indian Springs Road, Frederick.

Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Brook Hill United Methodist Church, 8946 Indian Springs Road, Frederick MD 21702.

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