Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Rex D. Brookhart, 81, Celina, passed away at 10:15 p.m. Nov. 18, 2014, at his residence.
He was born July 5, 1933, in Coldwater, to Lawrence D. and June M. Kerns Brookhart. On Sept. 19, 1953, he married Margie L. Thomas, who survives at the residence.
Also surviving are four children, Adina (Eldon) Sell, Celina, Gaylene (Jon Scott) Deitsch, Celina, Alan Brookhart, Celina, and Gina (Neil) Boeckman, Celina; a brother, Merl (Marjorie) Brookhart, Celina; two sisters, Orpha (Roland) Hinton, Celina, and Emily Osterholt, Portland, Ind.; three sisters-in-law, Marcieta Brookhart, Eileen Brookhart and Betty Thomas, all of Celina; five grandchildren, Lindsey and Brody Sell, and Alyssa, Makena and Ethan Boeckman; and two stepgrandchildren, Jacob and Sarah Deitsch.
Deceased are four brothers, Gordon, Dane, Leon and Bryce Brookhart.
He was a 1951 graduate of Coldwater High School. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War era. He spent his entire life working on the farm. He was a dedicated and active member of Landfair United Methodist Church, Celina, serving as a Sunday school teacher for many years.
He was a loving and dedicated husband and father. He enjoyed life, woodworking, telling a joke, spending time with his family and working on his farm.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Ken Lehman officiating and son-in-law Jon Scott Deitsch co-officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina. Military honors will be conducted by Celina American Legion Post 210.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Saturday and 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Gideons International.
Condolences may be sent to www.ciscofuneralhome.com.