Friday, January 4th, 2013
Cecelia G. Vorst
Cecelia G. Hohenbrink Vorst, 88, Kalida, died at 3:25 a.m. Jan. 3, 2013, at The Meadows of Kalida.
She was born Sept. 21, 1924, in Custard, to William and Anna (Brown) Hohenbrink. On July 14, 1945, she married Cyril A. Vorst Sr., who died May 30, 1990.
Surviving are 15 children, Vincent (Kathy) Vorst, Kalida, Lavern (Mary Ann) Vorst, Tulsa, Okla., Wannitta (Paul) Dennis, Pickerington, Marilyn (Dale) Ricker, Ft. Jennings, Joyce Ann (Kathy Shaffer) Vorst, New Port, Ky., John (Rosie) Vorst, Findlay, Bernice (Art) Schnipke, Ottoville, Patricia (Daniel) McConnell, Zanesville, Anthony (Sandy) Vorst, Kalida, Cyril (Phyllis) Vorst Jr., Glandorf, Virginia (Carl) Beining, Ottoville, Cecile (Ken) Kahle, Coldwater, Connie (Ken) Kruse, Columbus Grove, Michael (Deb) Vorst, Findlay, and Fran (Diane) Vorst, Kalida; 46 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren with two on the way; and a daughter-in-law, Elaine (Nicholas) Balbaugh.
Also deceased are three sons, Michael, Norman and Nicholas Vorst; an infant daughter; a granddaughter, Lily Ann Kruse; a brother, Edmund (Lola) Hohenbrink; and four sisters, Mary Agnes (Paul) Shondel, Dorothy (Rudy) Warnecke, Evelyn (Norman) Utrup, and Viola (Charles) Schrieber.
Cecelia and her husband were the owners of Vorst Sewing Center in Van Wert for 26 years. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida, and its Rosary Altar and Catholic Ladies of Columbia societies. She enjoyed sewing, canning, cooking, gardening and flowers. Cecelia loved being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida, the Rev. Mark Hoying and Monsignor Mike Hohenbrink officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Saturday and 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township (corner of state routes 224 and 634), where an Altar Rosary/CLC service is 7 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to Putnam County Home Health and Hospice or to the church.
Condolences can be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.