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Harold Hoersten

January 6, 1923 — February 24, 2020

Van Wert, Ohio

Harold J. "Tex" Hoersten, 97, of Van Wert passed away at 1:45 PM on Monday, February 24, 2020 at the Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.

Born on January 06,1923 in Ottoville, the son of the late Louis Hoersten and Catherine (Fishbach) Hoersten.

Harold retired from Fruehauf Trailer after many years driving truck.

Harold was a United States Army Veteran serving in Korea. He was a member of the Rockford American Legion and St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert.

Harold enjoyed spending as much times as he could out west. He was also an avid bowler and golfer and working in his yard.

Surviving are a brother, John Hoersten of Rockford and a sister, Jeanette Black of Payne. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Eddie Hoersten, Rita Adams, Ike Hoersten, Richard "Bud" Hoersten, Roger Hoersten, Mary Bullinger, and Betty Daeger.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 28, 2020 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert, with Father Stanley Szybka, officiating. Interment will take place at 2:00 PM in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ottoville.

The family will receive from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory with a rosary service starting at 7:00 PM.

Memorial contributions in Harold`s memory may be directed to the donor's choice.

To share in Harold's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, February 27, 2020

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Rosary

Thursday, February 27, 2020

7:00 - 7:15 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Mass

Friday, February 28, 2020

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church

601 Jennings Rd, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Graveside Service

Friday, February 28, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery

Walnut St, Ottoville, OH 45844

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