Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
James A. Bernhold, 67, Minster, died at 11:45 p.m. Aug. 9, 2014, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.
He was born on Oct. 31, 1946, in Minster, to Maurice and Elizabeth Westerheide Bernhold. On Nov. 26, 1971, he married Catherine Byron, who survives in Minster.
Also surviving are a son, Christopher Bern-hold, Minster; a daughter Katie (Jaime) Murphy, Mechanicsburg, Penn.; three grandchildren, James, Harper and Larkin; a brother Rolly (Mary) Bernhold, Minster, and a sister, Barbara (Don) Bollheimer, Minster.
He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster. He graduated from Minster High School in 1964, the University of Detroit in 1968 with a bachelor of science and the University of Detroit Law School in 1971. He was a four-year member of the St. Francis Club.
He was first employed at Gould, Bailey, Farquahar and Green, Dayton, and then at Kenneth Bailey and finally was a sole practitioner in Minster.
He was a former member of the St. Augustine Cemetery Board and past president of the Parish Council. He was a member and past president of the Minster Civic Association, former board member of the Minster Boy Scouts and instructor at Merit Badge College for the past two years. He was a member at Arrowhead Golf Course, a member of the Miami Erie Canal Corridor Association and a member, chapter photographer and membership director of Miami Shawnee Chapter Harley Owners Group.
He was a former member of the Victors Club at the University of Michigan and of the Shivas Irons Society.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Memorials may be made to St. Augustine Catholic Church.
Condolences may be sent to www.hogenkampfh.com.