John R. Horsman, age 59, of Waseca and formerly of Chatfield, Minn.,

died Monday, March 4, 2013 at the St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester following

an extended illness.

John Rodney, the son of Rodney ³Max² and Adeline (Billings) Horsman, was

born on May 19, 1953 in Preston, Minn. He attended Chatfield High School in

Chatfield and graduated with the class of 1972. On May 22, 1999, John was

united in marriage to Janice Lurth in Stewartville, Minnesota. John was a

lifelong truck driver. He worked at various companies in the area including

BMI in Faribault and also at Strongwell in Chatfield. Health problems later

required him to retire in November 2006. He and Janice moved to Waseca in

2007 to enjoy retirement together. John loved to fish Clear Lake with

Janice, hunt at the farm in Chatfield, woodworking, gardening and spending

time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Janice of Waseca; his step-children, Shawna

Westphal (special friend, Maria Dolge) of Waseca, Isaac Westphal of Owatonna

and Ryan Westphal of Owatonna; his four step grandchildren; his children,

Melissa Horsman of Preston, Minn. and Anna Horsman Wabasha, Minn.; his four

grandchildren and by many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and by a sister.

Private family services will be held.

Arrangements are being completed by the McRaith Funeral Home & Crematory

of Waseca.

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