July 4, 1939 - Sept. 1, 2013
GOSHEN - Willis Gabriel Horst, 74, of Goshen, died at home Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.
He was born July 4, 1939, to Susie I. (Good) and Clarence G. Horst near Seville, Ohio.
On July 4, 1964, Willis married Byrdalene Wyse of Archbold, Ohio.
She survives, along with their four children, Ren" of Boone, N.C., Carmen of Goshen, and Emily and Cristina of Cordoba, Argentina; and seven grandchildren.
Willis studied at Goshen College and Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary before working for the Mennonite Mission Network in accompaniment with the indigenous United Evangelical Church in northern Argentina from 1971 to 2010. Willis developed the Bible Circle, a conversational format that encourages indigenous people to explore their spirituality and the values of Jesus within their own culture.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Assembly Mennonite Church, Goshen, and at Iglesia Anabautista Menonita, Floresta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Mission Network.