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Monday, August 16, 2004

James Bornhorst

James L. "Wiener Dog" Bornhorst, 60, 11021 Conover Road, Versailles, died at 11:15 p.m. Aug. 13, 2004, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes.
   He was born Oct. 9, 1943, in Darke County, to Marcus B. and Agnes Roth Bornhorst. His mother survives in Versailles. On Sept. 30, 1967, he married Marylou Gasson who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Tim and Brian, both of Versailles; a daughter, Melissa (Todd) Mescher, Yorkshire; a sister, Judy Harman, Versailles; and three grandchildren.
   He retired from General Motors in Dayton and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Frenchtown, and the Versailles Vets Club.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, the Rev. David Vincent officiating. Burial will follow at St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, with the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard conducting military rites.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles.
   Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.

Carl Brookhart

Mercer County native Carl H. Brookhart, 80, of Lima, died at 11:20 a.m. Aug. 15, 2004, at his residence.
   He was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Mercer County, to Homer and Lydia Good Brookhart. On March 30, 1945, he married Ruth Ilena Burke who died Sept. 19, 2000.
   Surviving are a son, Daniel Carl, and twin daughters, Barbara J. Brookhart and Beverly J. Young, all of Lima; a brother, Stanley (Trudy) of Lima; five sisters, Dorothy Rice, Lima, Loa (Birdall) Walker, St. Marys, Wanda (Lowell) Ferner, Portland, Ind., Beulah (Billie) Buck, Celina, and Janice Hone, Mendon; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother, Donald, and two brothers-in-law, Raymond Price and Joe Hone.
   He was a retired plumber and skilled trades committeeman at Ford Motor Co. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and attended Shawnee Alliance Church. He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 1219.
   Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, the Rev. Daniel Messner officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Swamp College Cemetery near Celina.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the church missionary fund.

Richard King

Richard Sylvester King, 87, of Celina, died at 3:30 a.m. Aug. 14, 2004, at The Gardens at Celina.
   He was born Feb. 1, 1917, in New Bremen, to Jacob and Flora Kettler King. On Oct. 14, 1945, he married Ruth Wiehe who survives.
   Also surviving are two daughters, Pamela (Bruce) McClelland and Deborah Duncan, all of Seattle, Wash.; a daughter-in-law, Martha King, Arizona; and eight grandchildren.
   He was the retired co-owner of Heckler Electric. He was a member of the Mercer County Elks Lodge 2170, Electrical Union Chapter 32, Lima, and the American Legion post, Columbus.
   Services are 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Robert Metheny officiating. Burial will follow at a later date.
   Calling is 2-4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the scholarship fund at St. Pauls United Methodist Church, Celina.

Ralph Tumbusch

Ralph H. Tumbusch, 77, 511 E. Washington St., St. Henry, died at 1:35 p.m. Aug. 15, 2004, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   He was born Sept. 4, 1926, in Cassella, to William and Rose Schemmel Tumbusch. On May 22, 1954, he married Mary Boeckman who survives.
   Also surviving are three sons, Randy (Nancy) and Kevin (Sheila), all of St. Henry, and Dan (Lisa) of Minster; and four daughters, Linda (Gary) Zehringer, Fort Recovery, Judy (Dennis) Bergman, Yorkshire, Elaine (Ralph) Pickering, Celina, and Janice (Mike) Feltz, St. Henry.
   Other survivors include two brothers, Wilfred (Betty) of North Star and Barney (Olive) of New Bremen; three sisters, Mary (Victor) Hess, Coldwater, Bertha Heitbrink, Maria Stein, and Betty (Ron) Hilgefort, Montezuma; two brothers-in-law, Othmar Homan, Maria Stein, and Bill (Jane) Boeckman, Coldwater; four sisters-in-law, Rita, Ethel, Mary Agnes and Eileen Boeckman, all of Coldwater; 20 grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a sister, Rita Homan, and a brother, Jerome.
   He was former owner and operator of Tumbusch Construction in St. Henry and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, the American Legion Post, St. Henry, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Coldwater, and a former member of St. Henry Kiwanis Club.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with the Legion conducting military rites.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.

Ruby Uhrick

Ruby Uhrick, 79, of Mendon, died today, Aug. 16, 2004, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
   Arrangements are pending at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Mendon.


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