Mike George Horsch, age 58, of Annandale, unexpectedly left this world to be with our God in Heaven Saturday, April 6, 2019.
Funeral services will take place Friday, April 12 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale, with Paul Bravinder and the Rev. David Nelson officiating.
There will be visitation Thursday, April 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Friday at the church, one hour prior to the funeral. Private burial will take place at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Cemetery in Albion Township.
Chris, Greg and Austin Horsch, Dwight Moe, and Dustin Ahlm will serve as pallbearers. Music will be provided by Orma Lou Jacobsma.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale. Obituary, guestbook and video tribute can be found online at www.dingmannfuneral.com.
Michael was born Dec. 24, 1960, in Cokato, to Gaylan and Eunice “Lulu” (Ryti) Horsch. He was raised on his family farm just south of Annandale along with his siblings, Joe, Betsy, Todd, Jenny, Emily, and Ryan.
Mike attended Annandale schools, where he was a multi-sport athlete in football and hockey; and graduated with the class of 1979. He was well-known and loved throughout his community due to his friendly and comedic personality and his willingness to lend a hand to anyone in need.
After high school, Mike married the love of his life, Debbie Endres, of Buffalo, June 1, 1985, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo. The couple moved into his childhood farmhouse, where they raised their two daughters, Amanda and Jessica.
Mike has maintained close relationships with his siblings, and has been a beloved uncle to his many nieces and nephews. He has also enjoyed being a grandfather to his grandboys, Evan and William Rudningen, who adore him.
Mike’s family meant the world to him, and he spent as much time as possible with them. In his free time, he enjoyed woodworking, gardening, days by the pool with his family, and vacations with friends in Mexico.
He will be dearly missed.
Mike is survived by his wife of 33 years, Debbie, of Annandale; his daughters, Amanda (Kyle) Rudningen of Madison, WI, and Jessica (significant other, Braidy Solie) of Eagan; his grandsons, Evan and William Rudningen; siblings Joe Horsch, Betsy Horsch, Todd (Cindy) Horsch, and Jenny Moe, all of Annandale; and many nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gaylan; mother, Eunice; sister, Emily; brother, Ryan; and stillborn daughter, Jacqueline.