Hugh E. Horsman, 90, of Spring Valley, died Thursday evening, June 27, 2013, at Ostrander Care and Rehab.

He was born Jan. 26, 1923, in Spring Valley, the son of Ernest and Tressa (Cheney) Horsman. He worked on area farms and for the CCC until his marriage to Helen Maricle on April 5, 1942. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 to 1945 in France. When he returned to Minnesota he worked on the Iron Range, for the railroad and then farmed in northern Minnesota. The couple moved to the Spring Valley area in 1959 where they farmed until he retired. Mrs. Horsman died July 8, 1995.

Mr. Horsman was a member of the Spring Valley VFW. He collected leaverites, enjoyed hunting of all kinds including coon and fox hunting, his dogs and fishing. He liked teasing his friends and family.

He is survived by three children, Dorell (Lou) Horsman of Longville, Minn., Carol (Larry) Hartman of Akeley, Minn., and Shelly (Marv) Grabau of Spring Valley; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lyle Horsman of Canton. He was preceded in death by one son, Ernie; one grandson; and brothers and sisters.

The funeral was Tuesday, July 2, at Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley with the Rev. Jane Timmerman officiating. Burial with military graveside rites in the Washington Cemetery in rural Spring Valley. Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley is assisting the family with arrangements.