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Bill F. Horstman

Posted April 09, 2013 in Altoona, Obituaries, Pleasant Hill

September 2, 1939 – April 5, 2013

Bill Horstman

Bill Horstman

William F. Horstman, 73, of Des Moines passed away April 5, 2013 in Iowa City due to complications of a brain aneurysm.

Bill was born in Iowa Falls September 2, 1939 to Harley & Margaret (Olson) Horstman. Bill was trained as a machinist and worked for eight years at Townsend Industries in Altoona. Bill decided to venture into real estate becoming a Realtor in 1967 and started Horstman Realty in 1969.After several years of dedicated service to the Des Moines area, he was elected President of the Des Moines Board of Realtors in 1981.

He is survived by his bride of 53 years, Eva, his daughter Laurie Berends (Paul) of Ocheydan, IA , Lyn Houp (Steve) of Pleasant Hill, son, Fred Horstman (Amanda) of Pleasant Hill and eight grandsons: Andrew and Jonathan Houp , Matthew and Nicholas Berends. Jacob, Haden, Harlan, and Hudson Horstman. He is also survived by his sister, Joyce Ann Spenla of Fairfield, PA and a cousin who was like his twin, Sharon Vought of Rockwell City, IA.

Proceeding Bill in passing was his parents, and his sister Jeannie. Visitation will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, Thursday April 11, 2013 from 4 pm – 6 pm, 3857 E. 42nd St, Des Moines, IA; burial will be held at Knierim IA prior to the Celebration of Life services to be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday April 12, 2013 at Hope.


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Grandview Park Chapel
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317

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