Karol A. (Truhlar) Horsman

Karol A. Horsman, 79, of Chatfield, MN, died on Monday, August 10, 2020.
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Karol A. Horsman, 79, of Chatfield, MN, died on Monday, August 10, 2020.

Karol Anne Truhlar was born May 8, 1941 in Owatonna, MN to Donald and Alice (McRae) Truhlar. She was united in marriage to Larry Horsman on July 30, 1960 in Fountain, MN. Karol worked as a secretary at Hammel Equipment in Chatfield for many years. In her younger years, Karol enjoyed riding horses, but also enjoyed reading, watching her children and grandchildren’s sport activities, and bird watching. She was a member of Pilot Mound Lutheran Church in Chatfield and its WELCA group.

Karol is survived by two sons Rick Horsman of Rochester, MN and Scott Horsman, two daughters Kim (Pat Nickolay) Horsman of Mesquite, NV and Nadine (Kyle) Merkel of Spring Valley, 5 grandchildren Samantha Larson, Ashley Rockvam, Dylan Horsman, Reed Merkel, and Karissa Merkel, sister Nancy (Wayne) Jeseritz of Maplewood, MN, and brother Gordy “Butch” (Sue) Truhlar of Maplewood, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Larry Horsman, son Mike Horsman, son-in-law Brian Gathje, and grandson Trenton Merkel.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 4-7 p.m. at Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley, MN. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks are required and social distancing will be practiced. A Celebration of Life for Karol will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 14 at the home of Kyle and Nadine Merkel, located at 16175 County Rd 12 in rural Spring Valley. Burial will follow at Washington Cemetery in Spring Valley.

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