Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
Bernice Vander Horst
Bernice M. "Ben" Vander Horst, 84, Celina, died at 6:15 p.m. July 7, 2012, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Sept. 6, 1927, in Sharpsburg to George and Clara Metzner Schmitz. On June 9, 1951, she married Donald Vander Horst, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, Donald Jr (Jan) Vander Horst, Celina, Kurt (Nancy) Vander Horst, Celina, and Jay (Annette) Vander Horst, Milford; three daughters, Debby (Doug) Myers, Dublin, Karol Halm, Dublin, and Judy (Mark) Sichterman, South Lebanon; a brother, Albert Schmitz, Vandalia; a sister, Jeanette Giere, Tawa, Mich.; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, Roseann Garman and Ruth Stoddard, and a son-in-law, Steve Halm.
She was a homemaker and member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina. She was a 1945 graduate of the former Immaculate Conception High School.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Alt officiating. Burial is at a later date at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or the church.
Condolences may be left at www.ciscofuneralhome.com.