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Harold J. "Herk" Selhorst

August 11, 1927 ~ June 15, 2017 (age 89)

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Harold J. “Herk” Selhorst

     KALIDA – Harold J. “Herk” Selhorst, 89 of Kalida died 3:42 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at St. Rita’s Medical Center surrounded by his family and Fr. Mark.  He was born August 11, 1927 to the late Harry and Alberta (Hornung) Selhorst.  On September 12, 1953 he married Julitta “Julie” Unverferth, who survives in Kalida. 

     Also surviving are his 6 children:  Mary Gail (Jon Sakosits) Selhorst, Becky (Carl) Fortman, John (Nancy)Selhorst, Carol (Tom) Wannemacher, Jenny (Gary) Kahle and Jackie (John) Schimmoeller; 11 grandchildren:  Jamie, Adam and Brad Wannemacher, Justin (Kara), Jeremy and Brittany Kahle, Emily (Mark) Inkrott, Zach Selhorst, and Derrick, Dylan and Dayna Schimmoeller; 2 brothers:  Urban “Wimp” (Juanita) Selhorst and Eugene “Pete” Selhorst; a sister:  Luella “Sal” Siefker and a sister-in-law: Ann Selhorst.

     Herk is preceded in death by a brother:  Donald “Bub” Selhorst; brother-in-law:  Norbert “Nub” Siefker and sister-in-law:  Norma Jean Selhorst.

     He was retired from Wenham Transportation, Cleveland where he received the Million Mile Safety Award.  Herk was also a co-owner of Northwestern Equipment, Kalida, and member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Kalida and its Holy Name Society.  He was a member of the Kalida Lion’s Club, where he was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.  He was also a member of the Kalida Knights of Columbus and the Ottawa Eagles.

     Herk was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a member of both the Ottawa American Legion and VFW. 

     Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Kalida with Father Mark Hoying officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by the Ottawa VFW, American Legion and DAV.  Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township, where a scripture service will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

     Memorial contributions may be given to the Kalida 4 Seasons Park or the Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.


 Service Information

Visitation
Monday
June 19, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home - Jackson Twp
16085 St Rt 634
Ft. Jennings, Ohio 45844

Scripture Service
Tuesday
June 20, 2017

1:30 PM
Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home - Jackson Twp
16085 St Rt 634
Ft. Jennings, Ohio 45844

Visitation
Tuesday
June 20, 2017

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home - Jackson Twp
16085 St Rt 634
Ft. Jennings, Ohio 45844

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday
June 21, 2017

10:30 AM
St. Michael's Catholic Church, Kalida
312 N. Broad St
Kalida, Ohio 45844


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