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Frank Lowell Horsfall

Francis Lowell Horsfall

Born: May 18, 1953
Died: OCtober 2, 2013


Date: Friday, October 11        5 – 7 PM
Location: Saint Ansgar

Funeral Service

Date: Saturday, October 12   10:30 AM
Location: Deer Creek Lutheran Church


Date: Private Family Event


Frank (1)Frank was born in Osage, IA on May 18, 1953 the third son of Harvey and Emma Lois (Trantanella) Horsfall of St. Ansgar, Iowa.  He was a member of the graduating class at St.  Ansgar High School in 1971.

Frank began work July 14, 1977 for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad which later became the Union Pacific Railroad.  Over his 36 years as an employee he met and worked with many hard-working, wonderful people who became like a second family, and considered him the “kind giant”.  He enjoyed a number of pastimes including fishing, working on motorcycles, filling the basement with model trains, traveling to destinations with his wife, getting together with his friends in the Oldsmobile car club, visiting his own and Susan’s children and grandchildren, picking up flea market finds, and collecting old Oldsmobile cars as projects for his future retirement which he sadly did not reach.

Frank married Susan (Rosenberg) Horsfall on January 21, 2000 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.  He is also survived by daughters Elisha Horsfall of Springville, IA and Jenny (Nate) Canier of LeClaire, IA from his first marriage to Elizabeth (King) Maly, step-sons Eric (Hope) Buntrock of Austin, MN and Cory (Ashley) Buntrock of Lakeville, MN, his parents Harvey and Lois Horsfall, Brothers Stan (Carol)Horsfall and Harvey (Becky) Horsfall, sister Linda (Samuel) Kruse, their families, friends, neighbors, and many others who loved and appreciated everything he did for them.  He will be especially missed by grandchildren Emmett Canier, Wyatt Canier, Lauren Buntrock and Sophia Buntrock who always looked forward to spending time with grandpa.

Frank was preceded in death by grandparents Clarence and Lydia (Hollatz) Horsfall; Michael and Arvesta (Gannon) Trantanella, his brother Edward in 1954 and his sister Mary in 2003.

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  1. I went to school with harvey and sue and wanted to let them. Know how sorry i am for your loss your families are in my prayers may god bless you

  2. Kathy and I are so sorry to hear about Frank. He was a wonderful man and club member. He will be missed.

    Love Jim and Kathy

  3. My heartfelt condolences. Frank probably saved my life on more than one occasion, he had a huge heart and a passion for life. I will never forget how kindness….

  4. Lori and I wish Susan and the family our condolences. Knowing Frank from the Oldsmobile Club of Iowa membership, he was a dedicated Oldsmobile lover and and even more dedicated to helping the club and organizations he belonged to. Frank was a great asset to whom ever he associated with. He will be greatly missed.
    Love Steve & Lori Mestad

  5. Frank was always a pleasure to work with but when he would organize an after work get together for our gang that’s when he really enjoyed himself. He was a great storyteller and we had a boatload of fun, that was thirty years ago and I still remember those good times. My deepest sympathy to his family.

  6. As the ones befor me Frank was one of the good ones. I had not heard from Frank for many years till 20011 when he called to check on me as I had lost lost a daughter it was great to here from him now Im in the position of saying Im sorry for your loss of such a kind and caring MAN

  7. i am proud to haved worked with frank on different occasions for the railroad and to have known what a wonderful kind hearted, generous friend he was. His presence will be missed in life but will last forever in our memories!

  8. My condolences to Frank’s family. I too worked with Frank on the railroad and he was a joy to work with. I honestly never heard Frank complain once about working on the railroad or any of the people he worked with. I will always remember the little time I got to spend with him. My deepest sympathy to his family.

  9. Sorry to hear about Frank. Thought many of times of trying to catch up with Frank and laugh about old times. My regrets

  10. I am shocked to hear of Frank’s passing. Although I have not seen any of the Horsfall family in years, I still have pictures and remember everyone fondly! You were all a big part of my early 20’s and I thank you. Frank was a good guy and a lot of fun. I hope he is in a better place and enjoying the great beyond.
    You have my sympathies,
    Eleanor (Nikki) Demuth
    Waterloo, IA

  11. Although I didn’t know Frank personally anyone with the railroad is a friend.. My condolences go out to you and your family.

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