Thursday, January 8th, 2009
Ralph H. Vehorn, 74, 3039 E. Shelby Road, Minster, died at 4:55 a.m. Jan. 7, 2009, at University Hospital, Columbus.
He was born April 3, 1934, in Maria Stein, to Bernard and Cecilia Heitkamp Vehorn. On June 25, 1955, he married Nancy Daly, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Mark, Minster; five daughters, Jane (Bo) Gast, St. Henry, Becky (Dan) Fullenkamp, Maria Stein, Terri Klosterman, Celina, Gail (Steve) Harris, Centenial, Colo., and Chelle (David) Burd, Newark; four sisters, Alvira (Werner) Stucke, Maria Stein, Mary Miller, Cincinnati, and Irene Meiring and Dolores Meiring, both of Minster; a brother-in-law, Sonny Meiring, Minster; a sister-in-law, Donna Vehorn, Botkins; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Elmer, Bill and Herb; three sisters, Sally Huelskamp, Viola Ernst and Esther Meiring; a grandchild and a great-grandchild.
He was the retired owner of Vehorn Market and was a meat cutter at other markets. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, Knights of St. John, Uniform Rank, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Minster. He was a 1952 graduate of the former St. John High School, Maria Stein.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial is at St. John Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to One Block at a Time or the Knights of St. John.