Ruben Horstman

Type Value
Name Ruben Horstman
Born 1926-10-13 Big Rock, Scott County, Iowa
Gender M
Died 2010-08-01 Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, Iowa
Buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Davenport, Iowa
Type Value
Father Edward August Horstman b. (1881-04-28) d. (1966-09, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa)
Mother Theresa Homrighausen b. (1890) d. (1953)
Married 1912-03-20


DAVENPORT, Iowa — Reuben “Reub” Horstman, 83, of Davenport, passed away Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.

Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery, with military honors conducted by Durant American Legion Post 430.

Memorials may be made to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center.

Reuben was born Oct. 13, 1926, in Big Rock, Iowa, the son of Edward and Theresa (Homrighousen) Horstman. He served his country in World War II.

After returning home from the military, he went to work for Oscar Mayer and Co. There he worked as a truck and plant mechanic for 42 years, retiring in 1989. He also had a mail route in the rural area.

Reuben loved all God’s little creatures. He would spend time feeding the birds and spent hours with the squirrels and raccoons. Without his help nursing them back to health, many animals would not have survived. That was his priority.

He was a quite a NASCAR fan. He found humor in lots of things and patience was one of his stronger virtues.

His memberships included Durant American Legion Post 430 and Hope Creek Care Center Auxiliary.

Survivors include Lucille (Lucy) Shoemaker of Davenport, a very special friend and companion for 34 years, and his sister, Ruth Horstman, also of Davenport.

He had many loving and caring nieces and nephews. His extended family was Bob and Dian Shuda, their children and grandchildren.

His cat Precious meant the world to him. Roger Hamann, Denny and Andrew are just a few of his many friends who will greatly miss him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Edward Horstman and a sister, Viola Rahlf.