James Bernhold

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MINSTER — James A. Bernhold, age 67, of 252 S. Hanover St., Minster, Ohio, died at 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio.

He was born on Oct. 31, 1946, in Minster, Ohio, to the late Maurice and Elizabeth (Westerheide) Bernhold. He married Catherine Byron on Nov. 26, 1971, and she survives in Minster.

He is also survived by son, Christopher Bernhold, Minster; daughter Katie and Jaime Murphy, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, James, Harper and Larkin; brother, Rolly and Bernhold, Minster; and sister, Barbara and 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 B.S. and The University of Detroit Law School in 1971 and was a four-year member of the St. Francis Club.

He was first employed Gould, Bailey, Farquahar & Green in Dayton and then at Kenneth Bailey and finally a sole practioner in Minster. He was former member of the St. Augustine Cemetery Board and former 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 2 years.

He was a member at Arrowhead Golf Course, member of the Miami Eire Canal Corridor Association, 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 will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, Ohio, with the Rev. Rick Nieberding celebrant. Burial will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 14, 2014.

Memorials may be made to St. Augustine Catholic Church.

Condolences may be made at

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Hogenkamp Sons, Inc.
Minster, OH 45865-1233
(419) 628-2341
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Aug. 11 to Aug. 12, 2014
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