Michael Barhorst

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ANNA — Michael Joseph Barhorst, age 59, of Anna, passed away of natural causes following an sudden illness, Thursday evening, June 4, 2015, at the James Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

He was born May 26, 1956, in Sidney, Ohio, to Thomas and Bernice (Huelskamp) Barhorst who survive at Anna.

Also surviving are three children, Leah and John Fullenkamp, of Fort Loramie, David Barhorst and fiancee, Ashley Stoner ,of Fort Loramie, and Amber and Nick Broerman, of Yorkshire; seven grandchildren, Eliza, Henry, and Molly Fullenkamp, Kaden Powell, Rhylan, Frankie and Britton Broerman; 14 siblings, Steven and Mary Barhorst, of Sidney, Joann and David Myers, of New Bremen, Robert and Tammy Barhorst, of Anna, Mary and Lynn Fell, of Spencerville, Ronald W. Barhorst, of Wapakoneta, Donna and David Sprague, of Sidney, Carol and Steve Dircksen, of Minster, Linda and Doug Stienecker, of Anna, James and Jacqui Barhorst, of Sidney, Julie and Brad Schulze, of Fort Loramie, Keith and Karen Barhorst, of Anna, Connie Greve, of Botkins, Cathy and Louis Bruns, of Maria Stein, and Lori and Ryan McAleer, of Cincinnati; as well as 46 nieces and nephews, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Joe Greve, and niece and nephew, Hannah and Alex Barhorst.

Mr. Barhorst was a 1974 graduate of Anna High School. A machinist by trade, he had been employed at the Minster Machine Co. for 28 years, the Monarch Machine Tool Co. for 14 years, and a short stint at Industrial Machine Services. He had also been engaged in farming all of his working life.

Mike was a life-long member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. He was also a member 3rd Degree member of the K of C council 5239, the Shelby County Farm Bureau and the Anna Young Farmers. Mike enjoyed puzzles, farming, and helping others. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and teasing his nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in McCartyville with the Rev. John Tonkin presiding. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Church gathering room.

Memorials may be made to Shelby County Right to Life, or charity of donor's choice.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from June 7 to June 8, 2015