Farming Rural 07

Jerry Horst

March 26, 1959 ~ December 20, 2020 (age 61)



Jerry Horst (of Edgar, NE) was born March 26, 1959 to John and Janice (Kinnison) Horst in Hastings, Nebraska.  He departed this life on Sunday December 20, 2020 at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. 

Jerry attended Edgar Elementary School and Sandy Creek High School, graduating in 1977.  He went on to study agriculture at UN-L, graduating in 1981.

Jerry taught vocational agriculture at Wolbach Public School.  It was during that time, he met and married his wife, Shirley Ogden. They had one son, John David Horst.  The couple moved back to Jerry's hometown of Edgar, where he had many jobs over the years, including working for the family business (Oak Creek Farms), which led to his pasta business (Mio Amore).  He also worked for area farmers, Rosebrook Nursing Home, and the local plumber.  His favorite business was the Farmer's Market he had in Edgar.

 He is survived by his wife Shirley of Edgar, son John (JD) of Edgar, brother Jeff (Terri) of Lincoln, Nebraska and brother James (Sonie) of Beatrice, Nebraska and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Janice Horst and a brother, Jack Horst.

Memorials may be given to the family to be designated at a later date. A celebration of  life will be held this Saturday 3:00 pm at the Edgar American Legion, in Edgar, NE.  Pastor Ethan Feistner will be officiating.  Casual attire is requested (Jerry wouldn't want anyone to dress up)  A reception will be held immediatley following the services at the American Legion.  Condolences may be sent to the family at  Williams Funeral Home of Edgar, NE is in charge of the arrangements.

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Memorial Service
July 10, 2021

3:00 PM
Edgar American Legion
505 4th Street
Edgar, NE 68935

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