BOTKINS — Clarence U. Barhorst, 79, of Botkins, died 4:33 p.m., Fri. Feb. 14, 2013, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney, OH.
He was born April 15, 1934, in Minster, OH, the son of August & Mary (Herbert) Barhorst, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 19, 1955, he married Shirley A. Nuss, and she died Nov. 27, 1998.
Survivors include 5 children, Darlene (Terry) Lampert, Botkins, Karen (Rick) Ramey, Wapakoneta, Susan (Lee) Scott, Wapakoneta, Randy (Laurie) Barhorst, Wapakoneta, & Brian Barhorst, New Bremen, OH, 7 grandchildren, Heather (Isaiah) Johnson, Brent Ramey, Austin Scott, Adam Scott, Sherri (Justin) Rogers, Jodi (Dustin) Hurley, & Conner Barhorst, 8 great grandchildren, Haylee Johnson, Kaiden, Keegen, & Kayleigh Rogers, Blaine, Ian, Gavin, & Korbin Hurley, siblings, Clarrisa Brinkman, Kansas City, MO; Doris Bruggeman, Maria Stein, Delores Bruggeman, Maria Stein, Marilyn (Ralph) Meyer, Coldwater, Emily Subler, Frenchtown, Martha (Richard) Subler, New Bremen, OH, Joseph (Wilma) Barhorst, Philothea, OH, brothers-in-law, Lavern Schmidt, Celina, Ivo Braun, Portland, IN, Sidney, Thomas (Sharon) Nuss, Sidney, sisters-in-law, Clarissa Barhorst, Russia, OH, & Carol (Wilfred) Prenger, Minster, and numerous nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Charlene Schmidt, Eloise Braun,& Marjorie Rethman, a brother, Herbert Barhorst, and 4 brothers-in-law, Ed Rethman, Virgil Bruggeman, Werner Bruggeman, & Jack Subler.
Clarence retired in 1978 as a service repairman with Harry's Paint Shop- Paul Wilt Homes, Botkins. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Botkins, and a life member of the K of C, Council #1272, Wapakoneta. He was a member of the Botkins Volunteer Fire Dept., and formerly served on the Botkins City Council. He also volunteered with the Civil Defense. An avid Cincinnati Reds fan, he enjoyed tinkering, fixing things, and collecting hats. Clarence supported his grandchildren by attending their sporting events and other activities.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wed. Feb. 19, 2014, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Rev. Patrick Sloneker officiating. Burial is to follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Botkins.
The family will receive friends 2-8 p.m., Tues., and 9- 9:45 a.m., Wed. at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta, where a fireman memorial service will be 7:00 p.m., Tues.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Botkins Volunteer Fire Dept.
Condolences may be expressed at www.bayliffandeleyfh.com.