Richard Horst


Richard Horst, 65, of Bismarck, ND passed away Monday May 6th, 2024, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM CDT on Friday, May 10th, 2024, at Bismarck Funeral Home. Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 10th, 2024, from 10 AM – 11 AM at Bismarck Funeral Home.

Richard was born on December 7th, 1958 to Arnold and Betty Jean (Betty) Horst. He graduated from Bismarck High in 1978 and entered the U.S. Army Reserves. After graduating boot camp and AIT he started his career with Standard Oil (Mandan Refinery) where he worked for 37 years.

On March 2nd, 1979, Richard married the love of his life Susan Meyer in Bismarck and were happily married for 45 years. Together they raised their two children Nicole and David. He cared deeply about spending time with his family and took them on many vacations to make memories.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycle, fixing on vehicles, and spending time with family and friends. He was a very wise man and wasn’t afraid to give you his two cents. A lot of people came to him for advice. He paid attention to detail and would love to hit the brakes while riding his motorcycle to take a picture of a wild flower. When he would work on anything he never cut corners. He paid attention to every detail and made sure it was done right. When he retired he enjoyed his daily lunch with 2 beers with a side of clamato and a nap to follow. Then he may or may not go outside and work on his trees or in his shop.

Richard will be deeply missed by his wife, Sue; His daughter, Nicole (John) Kitzman; His son, David (Tammy) Horst; His grandchildren, Alyssa (Chance) Wilhelm, Jesse Horst, Zachary Horst (Lily), Anna Kitzman, Kane Horst;  and one Great-Grand-Child, Paisley Jo; His mother, Betty-Jean Mesling; His sister, Cherre (Mark) Allensworth; and numerous Aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was Proceeded in death by his father, Arnold Horst;  Grandparents, Solomon and Otilla Horst, Mother and Father-in-law, Mable and Edwin Meyer; Brother, Perry Horst; and Best Friend, Tom Brown.

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Dave and family – very sorry for the loss of your dad. My prayers are with all of you!

Dave and Tammy, so sorry to hear about your father/father in law. Our sympathies and prayers to your family.

Sue and family, I am so sorry about Richard. I just found out today via obituaries. I always remember Richard and Tom together, best of friends. Tom had a love for your family that only a brother could have. I will never forget the love that Richard had for you and the kids. There is nothing I can do or say to make the pain go away. Except time. People used to say that to me and I flat told them they were crazy. Time and God will heal your heart.