Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

James B. Borgelt

James B. Borgelt, age 69, of 5786 Gwirtz Road, Shelby, died Thursday, December 4, 2003 at his home after a period of declining health.

Jim was born November 9, 1934 in Glandorf, Ohio the son of the late Frederick W. and Veronica (Bockrath) Borgelt. He was a 1952 graduate of Glandorf High School and retired in 1997 from Copperweld in Shelby after 37 years of service. Jim was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Bethlehem Shelby Settlement, Shelby Knights of Columbus Council # 1968, where he was past grand knight, Pope John XXIII Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus in Crawford County, where he was captain, and Shelby Cloverleaf Square Dance Club, where he was past president. Jim’s hobbies included woodworking, hunting and fishing.
He especially loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Betty L. (Warnecke) Borgelt, whom he wed on November 19, 1955; 4 sons: Denny Borgelt and his special friend Renie Batory of Crestline, Ken and Jayne Borgelt of Rolling Meadows, Ill., Duane and Rhonda Borgelt of Shelby, Tim and Debi Borgelt of Woodstock, Ga.; a daugher: Kathy and John Rust of Sparta, Tenn.; 8 grandchildren, Matthew and Amiee`Borgelt, Joey and Sarah Borgelt, Noah and Kara Borgelt and Corban and Claire Rust; 2 step grandaughters, Krystal and Kayla; a brother and spouse: Vincent and LaVerne Borgelt of Crestline; a sister, Rita Heavin of Rolling Meadows, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Sister Gabriel OP, and a brother, Gilbert Borgelt.

Friends may call on Sunday, December 7, 2003, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where the Daughters of Isabella will recite the rosary at 3:45 PM and a Christian wake service will be conducted at 8:00 PM. The Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus will stand honor guard during the evening visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 8, 2003 at 1:00 PM at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church with Father Nick Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to Sacred Heart School endowment fund.

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