Passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Derbecker’s Heritage House in St. Jacobs, at the age of 91 years. Beloved husband, for 67 years, of the late Helen Horst (April 2019).
Devoted father of Colleen Ekins, Audrey and David Matthews, Linda and John Cress, Barbara and Stephen Hall, Peter and Bonnie Horst. Dearly loved by his grandchildren Nicholas, Bonnie, Jennifer; Nicole, Ashley, April; Stefanie, Ryan; Matthew and Carly; and by his 11 great-grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by his sister Lena Nafziger, sister-in-law Reta Horst, and the Gordon and Verna (Eby) Weber family.
Predeceased by his parents John and Mary (Frey) Horst, three sisters, and four brothers. Nelson was the owner/operator of Horsty’s Welding in St. Jacobs for many years.
The family will receive relatives and friends at Calvary United Church, 48 Hawkesville Rd., St. Jacobs on Monday, June 3, 2019 from 1 p.m. until service time at 3 p.m. Interment in the adjoining cemetery, followed by a reception in the church hall.
A special thank you to all the staff at Heritage House and Dr. Whitby for the exceptional care given to Nelson.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the MS Society would be appreciated by the family.
Established in 1905 by Christian Dreisinger, the Dreisinger Funeral Home has been committed to serving Elmira and surrounding area with the care and attention only an independent family funeral home can provide.