12/16/2020 12:53:00 PM Celebration of Life for Patty Horsman planned for this spring
Patricia L. (Light) Horsman, 71, of High Forest, died on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 at her home from complications of an illness with congestive heart failure. Patricia Lynne Light was born on June 14, 1949 in Stewartville, to Hayden and Glennie (Marshall) Light. She grew up in Stewartville, attended school there, graduating from Stewartville High School in 1967. Patricia was married on Oct. 30, 1970 in Stewartville to Ernest "Pete" Horsman. Following their marriage the couple lived in LeRoy for a few years. They were later divorced. Patty moved to High Forest where she raised her children and continued to make her home. She was employed as an LPN at the Minnesota State Hospital for a number of years until its closing, while attending Rochester Community College, part-time, earning her registered nursing degree. She was employed at Mayo Clinic in Rochester for many years, as a physical therapist and rehabilitation nurse at St. Marys Hospital, until her retirement. She was a past member of the Stewartville United Methodist Church. She loved the outdoors and her many pets (cats and dogs!) and feeding the birds. She enjoyed puzzles, word search, board games, and loved time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. Patty is survived by one daughter and two sons, Erik Horsman of Stewartville, Erin Warbois of Elgin, and Hayden Horsman of High Forest; four grandchildren, Kaitlyn Horsman (Nick Palmquist), Peighton Warbois, Dane Warbois and Clara Warbois; her mother, Glennie Light of Stewartville; her brother, Dennis Light of Plainview; nephews, Jeremy Light, Josh Light, and Matt Kernler; and niece, Brianna Kerns of Deer River, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her dad, Hayden Light. Due to public health concerns, no visitation or service will be held at this time. A Celebration of Patty's Life will take place this spring. The time and date will be announced at a future date. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. Condolences and memories of Patty are welcome at www.griffin-gray.com.