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Herbert H. Horter

BRISTOL – Herbert “Herb” Horter 97 of Bristol passed away Tuesday June 4, 2019 at Sanford Hospital in Webster. Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday June 10, 2019 at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Bristol. Rev. Chris Strohm will officiate. Burial will be in the Bristol Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 5-7 P.M. at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster. Herbert Harvey Horter was born on March 18, 1922 to Bruno and Lisa (Matson) Horter. He was baptized and confirmed at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Bristol. He attended school in Bristol and graduated from Bristol High School in 1942. After graduation, he began his lifelong career in farming. On June 9, 1946 he was united in marriage to Vivian Sandell at American Lutheran Church in Webster. To this union a son Randall was born. The family made their home on the Horter Family Homestead north of Bristol. Herb was engaged in dairy farming as well as small grain farming. Vivian passed away in 2003. Herb continued to live on the farm and operate the farming operation. If he hadn't been a farmer, Herb said he would have been a woodworker. He spent much of his time creating hand crafted wooden works for friends and family and designed and built many liturgical pieces for Bethesda Lutheran Church. Herb was a lifelong member of Bethesda Lutheran Church and also previously served on the Bristol Township Board. He loved going on many road trip adventures throughout the years. Gardening was a favorite activity. Herb joyfully tended five gardens and planted 1000-1500 gladiola bulbs each year. He was an avid Minnesota Twins fan and loved traveling to Target Field. He enjoyed his morning coffee at The Hot Spot and visiting with friends. Above all else, Herb loved his family and cherished time spent with each and every one of them. He will be forever loved and greatly missed by his son Randy Horter of Bristol, two granddaughters Jamie (Brian Depew) Horter of Lyons, NE, and Brittany Horter and her children Aubrey and Titan Horter of Brandon, SD. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Vivian, brothers Willie, Lloyd, and Ray Horter and one sister Alice DePorter as well as a special friend Ramona Herr.

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So sorry to hear about my dear friend, Herb...and wouldn't you know, I am out of town and unable to be at his services. He would stop by my office and always be so much fun to visit with. And those beautiful gladiola bouquets he brought for all the residents and staff to enjoy. Sweet man! Hard to find a better man.

Peggy Pearson Jun 9 2019 12:00 AM

To the Family, I would like to express how sorry to hear of your loss. It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love. And when it happens, the thought of never again being able to talk to, laugh with, or hold your loved one can be most difficult to bear. That pain is not necessarily erased by being told that your loved one is up in heaven. I found what God promises in the Bible helpful. At Acts 24:15 it says “And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead.” This promise has consoled me when my father died. Hopefully, it can provide some hope and comfort to your family.

Fred N Jun 7 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Herbert Horter

Laura Haaland Jun 5 2019 12:00 AM

My Sympathy. Remember Herb's extensive glads and what a good friend he was

Laura Haaland Jun 5 2019 12:00 AM

We were so very sorry to learn of Herb's passing. Our sincere condolences to Randy and family. Bob & Janet Johnson

Janet Johnson Jun 5 2019 12:00 AM