Take Horvat’s lessons to heartTo the Editor: Over the Memorial Day weekend, a horrible tragedy occurred.
By: Nathaniel Welte, Perham, Minn., The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
Over the Memorial Day weekend, a horrible tragedy occurred. Kevin Horvat, a loving father, husband, son, brother, coach, teacher, and friend passed away.
In time of great tragedy it is easy to cast blame, shelter doubt, wonder about all the “what ifs.” However, all of these reactions dishonor him and take away from the most important aspect of the man we all lost. Instead of dishonoring him, remember Kevin for what he was.
Kevin Horvat was a giant among men. He cast a shadow so long that there are few of us, if any, who can ever fill the void he has left behind. As a giant, he had the farthest to fall, but before he fell he touched each of us in a profound way.
Do not let rumors as to the why he passed diminish the significance he has had in each of our lives. Cherish him for the lessons he taught, whether those lessons be teamwork, compassion, science, understanding, or the greatest of all - unconditional love. By passing on these lessons, we can give Kevin the greatest honor. We can ensure the world is not a lesser place in his absence.
In judging this man, look favorably upon his commitment to his family, friends, and community. Note that he was a victim of circumstances beyond his control, and do not fault him for those circumstances. Remember who he was and what he gave.
May our memories of Kevin burn bright, and may each of us strive to be a better person because of him. While he is now embraced in the arms of our Lord, let him know that those of us who have yet to join him love him unconditionally.
Kevin, thank you for everything you have shared.