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Herbert Wayne Brookhart, 90

January 13, 2012

Herbert Wayne Brookhart, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born on June 9, 1921, in Auglaize County, to Dorwin and Ethel (Burnfield) Brookhart.  

On April 14, 1946, he married Betty A. Hixenbaugh, and she survives.

He is also survived by three sons, Dennis (Cheryl) Brookhart of Dallas, Texas, Roger Brookhart of Charlotte, N.C., and Gordon (Tammy) Brookhart of Westerville; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law.

 He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, and served during World War II in the Middle East Theater and of the European Theater.  

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, State Route 501, with the Rev. Joe Pumphrey officiating. Burial is to follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Wapakoneta, where military rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8445.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour before the service Monday at the funeral home. A Masonic memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed at BayliffAndEleyfh.com.        

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