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Benjamin R. Horst, 60

August 27, 2009

SEPT. 6, 1948-AUG. 19, 2009

COLBY, Wis. - Benjamin Reuben Horst, age 60 years, of the town of Colby, died of cancer on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at his residence. His funeral was Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, at the Owen Mennonite Church in Owen, Wis. The Owen Mennonite Church Ministry officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Benjamin was born on Sept. 6, 1948, in Maugansville, Md., the son of Reuben and Martha (Horst) Horst. On Aug. 2, 1970, he married the former Lola Amstutz. Benjamin was a farmer all his life and was a member of the Owen Mennonite Church in Owen.

He is survived by his wife Lola of the town of Colby; three daughters, Lois (Michael) Charlton of Tremonton, Utah, Miriam Horst of New Holland, Pa., and Eunice (Mark) Good of West Salem, Ohio; five sons, Joseph and Philip Horst of Stratford, Wis., Jonathan Horst of Lamonte, Mo., David Horst of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and Andrew (Lu Ann) Horst of Dalton, Ohio. Benjamin is further survived by his six grandchildren; his parents Reuben and Martha Horst of Maugansville, Md.; one brother Chester (Helen) Horst and one sister, Anna May (Ronald) McCleary, both of Maugansville, Md.

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He was preceded in death by one brother in infancy and one granddaughter.

The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Owen assisted Ben's family with arrangements.

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