Carl Horst

Funeral services for Carl Horst were held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fairfax with Pastor Jordon Andreasen officiating. Music was provided by the congregation, accompanied by Viola Wittmuss, organist. Margaret Baker and Robin Baker were in charge of registration. Casket bearers were Vic Warnke, Dan Krueger, Gene Schmitz, Greg Schmitz, James Baker and Shawn Beguins. Burial was held in the Herrick Cemetery in Herrick with military rites. Clausen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Carl was born in Herrick on August 21, 1926. He was the 12th child of John and Bertha Horst. Carl attended school in Herrick for 12 years graduating in 1944. He was drafted in the U.S. Army in November of 1944. His honorable discharge was in 1946. He received various decorations and citations while serving his country. He received his bachelor of science in education degree from Southern State College in Springfield. He taught in several schools in Nebraska and South Dakota before receiving his master of arts degree in 1954 from the University of Wyoming. He began teaching at Chadron State College in 1961 and remained there until his retirement in 1989. During his time at CSC the enrollment tripled and the number of faculty quadrupled. It was while teaching at Chadron State College that Carl met Mary Louise Martin and they were married in 1973. They danced and traveled their way through many countries. He enjoyed spending time with family and a good game of cards, along with gardening, jewelry making, and wood working. Carl George Horst, age 90, passed away January 30, 2017 at the Butte Senior Living Home in Butte, NE. He was preceded in death by his parents and all of his siblings. He is survived by many nieces and nephews and his adopted family, Perry and Verona Beguin, two grandchildren, Shawn Beguin and Tina VanKley (Nick) and two great-granddaughters. Memorial donations can be made to Alzheimer’s research.

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