In Memory of Reggie Horstman

Reggie Horstman
Reggie Horstman
Born: January 5, 1961
Died: June 18, 2019
Age: 58
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Reggie Horstman
January 5, 1961 - June 18, 2019
From: Ida Grove, IA

Reggie Horstman, age 58, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at his residence of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Father Richard D. Ball will officiate. Committal will follow in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2019, with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 6:45 p.m. and Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Per Reggie’s wishes cremation will take place after the visitation. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Reggie Horstman was born on January 5, 1961, at the Hartley Memorial Hospital of Battle Creek, Iowa, to Fred and Lorraine (Negless) Horstman, the youngest of 7 children. He graduated from Battle Creek High School with the class of 1979.

Following high school, Reggie’s love of the land was apparent as he continued farming the family farm. On March 18, 1981, Reggie was united in marriage to Lorna Maguire. From this union three children were born; Regina, Nathan, and Jessica. The family made their home in rural Battle Creek and later the couple would part ways.

On June 23, 2001, Reggie married Kelley (Whitmire) Cotton and welcomed Kelley’s three children Holly, Jonathan, and Megan. Reggie continued to farm and truck until present day. His life was cherished by so many. He always lent a helping hand, a friendly smile, and a listening ear. His children fondly remember his chocolate dumplings, skinny pancakes, his faithfulness to God, and his gentle ways.

Reggie loved the outdoors and everything that went along with it. He enjoyed the mountains, camping, hiking, and riding his bike. He also liked going for a ride on his motorcycle, woodworking, a nice cup of hot coffee and working on his acreage.  Reggie’s most treasured moments were spent with his family around a campfire. He adored being a grandfather and set the standard for what a good husband and father could be.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Kelley Horstman of Ida Grove, IA; children Regina (Robert) Mosley of Omaha, NE, Nathan (girlfriend Melinda Peters) Horstman of Battle Creek, IA, Jessica (Justin) Reinard of Omaha, NE, Holly (Brent) Paulsen of Slater, IA, Jonathan Cotton of West Des Moines, IA, Megan (Jason) Dudley of Misawa, Japan; grandchildren: Clara and Ethan Mosley, Sophia and Olivia Paulsen, Milo Cotton, Alex, Savien, Lily, and Miles Dudley; siblings Sharon Sanford of Sioux City, IA, Theresa Uhl of Sioux City, IA, Myrna (Bob) Uhl of Battle Creek, IA, Marty (Ann) Horstman of Battle Creek, IA, Connie (Greg) Horn of Fort Dodge, IA and Sheila (Ed) Ipsen of Branson, MO; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Reggie was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Lorraine Horstman; nephew Kory Uhl; niece Michelle Lara; and brother-in-law Richard Uhl.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Horstman Family towards a memorial bench located at Crawford Creek.



10:00 a.m., Saturday,
June 29, 2019
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Father Richard D. Ball


Robert Mosely
Jason Dudley
Brent Paulsen
Justin Reinard

Honorary Pallbearers
His Beloved Nieces & Nephews
Sanford Family
Uhl Family
Uhl Family
Horstman Family
Sharkey Family
Ipsen Family


4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Friday,
June 28, 2019
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

Knights of Columbus Rosary at 6:45 p.m.
Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.


Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 9:25 AM
“My deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in John 3:16. ”
- Aunt Rheta
Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 9:25 AM
“Our Deepest Sympathy to you and family.
Reggie always had a smile on his face and enjoyed coffee and treats here at AGP SCALE HOUSE in Sgt. Bluff. He was always a positive energy when he came in. He will be missed.

From AGP scale house to YOU
Deepest Sympathy and God Bless. ”
- Melissa
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 1:12 PM
“My deepest sympathy to all of Reggie's family. I may not have known him directly, but I knew him through his kids. I know he instilled the passion for nature and wildlife. I still remember Jessica talking about their backpacking trips in Colorado. I know he is with each and every one of you still and will always be a part of your lives. ”
- Kim Stevenson
Monday, June 24, 2019 at 9:58 AM
“Our Sympathy to all of Reggie’s Family. May you find peace in Gods word and trust in his promises during this difficult time. Our prayers and sympathy.”
- Darrin & Lori Roeder
Monday, June 24, 2019 at 9:58 AM
“Dear Horstman Family,
I'm thinking of you all and holding you close. I'm so sorry for your loss. May your memories comfort you. Connie”
- Constance McCrary
Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 12:46 PM
“Special thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God Bless you and give you strength during this time of loss
- Jeannette
Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 12:46 PM
“To all of Reggie’s family and friends. My deepest sympathy on your loss. I know it will be a void that can never be filled, but by the grace of god and knowing Reggie’s faith we will live on. And that is what he would want. It is with heavy heart that I will not be able to attend the services. He was such a very important part of my childhood and will never forget the mischief we would get into. Such wonderful memories. Until we meet again. I love you Reggie. Your cousin Trisha”
- Trisha Tanner
Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 12:46 PM
“Kelley and family, my heart and prayers go out to you. Look for comfort in God as He will hold you through this. Much love my friend. ”
- Jill Halpin Bratton
Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 12:46 PM
“So sorry ,for your loss. Love and prayers for you”
- Connie Donaghue
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 9:23 AM
“You all have my sincere condolences at your loss. Reggie was a great Father, lover of nature, taught his childtren to love and respect the land and wildlife, to work hard and to respect others. ”
- Lorna Maguire
Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 6:26 PM
“So sorry to hear about the loss of one so young. ”
- Fern Krayenhagen
Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 6:26 PM
“So sad to hear . Theresa you and your family are in my prayers ”
- Karen Rupiper
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