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Michael Horsman

What have you been doing since graduation?

Michael HorsmanI attended Ferris State and Western Michigan for one year each. Then I was drafted so I joined the Navy Seabee's and was a heavy equipment mechanic. After returning home, I acquired Pennfield Pizza in Battle Creek and have been the owner for 38 years. My son, Matt has taken over the pizza business the last 5 years, but I am a frequent visitor. I am enjoying retirement and working on cars.

Tell us about yourself.

I was married for 38 years and have two children, Katie and Matt. Matt has three children and Katie is a forensic chemist.

Grandsons of Mike Horsman


What are your hobbies?

I like to work on antique autos and street rods. I also enjoying hunting with my grandsons.

What do you end up doing in your spare time?

My spare time is spent in building street rods and going to car shows.

What did you want to be in High School?

I wanted to go into automotive engineering. But after my tour with the Navy, I ended up at the Pizza Parlor helping a friend and then owning it.

Have you been honored for anything? Explain.

My '47 Chevy Coupe was the feature car at Cruise the Gut in Battle Creek in 2015.

Michael Horsman