Wilhelm Horst Meyerrose of Langdon, NH, passed away with loved ones surrounding him on Thursday April 5, 2018, at 84 years old. He was born on November 3,1933, in Lingen (EMS), Germany, the son of Franz Meyerrose and Maria Abeln.
Horst came to America in 1951; he joined the US Army in 1954 and became a Paratrooper serving in the 11th Airborne Division and a veteran of the Korean War.
He married Betty Eva Paur in 1958, then moved the family to Langdon, NH, in 1968. Two years later Horst started up WHM Industries, Inc. manufacturer of die-cast and plastic injection molds which is still in operation today. Horst retired from the company in 2008 and served on the board until 2016, he also served as Town Selectman for Langdon, NH. He was a 32 Degree Mason of the St. Paul’s Lodge No. 30 of Langdon, NH. Also member of The American Legion, BMW Car Club of America, Harwich Port Golf Course and Tiera del Sol Golf Club of Aruba.
He was predeceased by his wife Betty Eva Meyerrose, his parents, and brother Deitmar Meyerrose.
He is survived by his loving companion of 11 years, Judith Anne Howard of Harwich Port, MA, and family, son Kurt and his wife Lisa Meyerrose, daughter Elizabeth Barton and her husband David all of Langdon, NH. Grandchildren Kyle and his wife Kaycie Meyerrose of Nelson, NH, Erik Meyerrose of Eliot, Maine and Giselle Barton of Keene, NH. One great grandson Otto Meyerrose of Nelson, NH. Brother Heinz and his wife Margie of Cincinnati, OH, sister Brunhilde and her husband Harry Rolfe of Lancaster, PA. along with many nieces and nephews.
Horst played semi pro soccer in his youth, he was a passionate skier until the age of 80, avid golfer, gardener and world traveler until his death. He lived the American Dream and will be missed by many.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock in Lebanon, NH.
The Stringer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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