Clarence U. Barhorst, 79

Clarence U. Barhorst, 79, of Botkins, died at 4:33 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.  

He was born on April 15, 1934, in Minster, the son of August and Mary (Herbert) Barhorst, who preceded him in death.  

On Nov. 19, 1955, he married Shirley A. Nuss, and she died on Nov. 27, 1998.

Survivors include five children,     Darlene (Terry) Lampert of Botkins; Karen (Rick) Ramey of Wapakoneta; Susan (Lee) Scott of Wapakoneta; Randy (Laurie) Barhorst of Wapakoneta and Brian Barhorst of New Bremen; seven grandchildren, Heather (Isaiah) Johnson; Brent Ramey; Austin Scott; Adam Scott; Sherri (Justin) Rogers; Jodi (Dustin) Hurley and Conner Barhorst; eight great-grandchildren, Haylee Johnson; Kaiden, Keegen and Kayleigh Rogers; Blaine, Ian, Gavin and Korbin Hurley; siblings Clarrisa Brinkman of Kansas City, Mo.; Doris Bruggeman of Maria Stein; Delores Bruggeman of Maria Stein; Marilyn (Ralph) Meyer of Coldwater; Emily Subler of Frenchtown; Martha (Richard) Subler of New Bremen; Joseph (Wilma) Barhorst of Philothea; brothers-in-law Lavern Schmidt of Celina; Ivo Braun of Portland, Ind.; Ed Rethman of Sidney; Thomas (Sharon) Nuss of Sidney; sisters-in-law Clarissa Barhorst of Russia and Carol (Wilfred) Prenger of Minster; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Charlene Schmidt, Eloise Braun and Marjorie Rethman, a brother, Herbert Barhorst, and three brothers-in-law, Virgil Bruggeman, Warner Bruggeman and Jack Subler.  

Clarence retired in 1978 as a service repairman with Harry’s Paint Shop- Paul Wilt Homes in Botkins. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Botkins, and a life member of the K of C, Council 1272, Wapakoneta. He was a member of the Botkins Volunteer Fire Department, and formerly served on the Botkins Village Council. He also volunteered with the Civil Defense. An avid Cincinnati Reds fan, he enjoyed tinkering, fixing things and collecting hats. Clarence supported his grandchildren by attending their sporting events and other activities.  

A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Rev. Patrick Sloneker officiating.  

Burial is to follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Botkins.  

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home, State Route 501, Wapakoneta.

A fireman memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Botkins Volunteer Fire Dept.  

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