CELINA, Ohio — James S. Bourelle, 69, of Celina, went to be with the
Lord at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
was born on Aug. 15, 1947, in Celina, to the late Donald E. and
Virginia (Stover) Bourelle. On April 10, 1999, he married Janice Monroe,
Also surviving are his five children, Mona and Don
Sams of Celina, Kim and Todd Morden of Celina, Lindsey Bourelle of
Celina, Kyle Bourelle of Van Wert, Stephanie and Alex Nagy of
Morgantown, West Virginia; two stepchildren, Michael and Cortney Neely
of Van Wert, Mark and Beck Neely of Wamego, Kansas; 16 grandchildren,
Zach Sams, Marissa Sams, Megan Morden, Cory Morden, Kaden Bourelle,
Kalman Nagy, Collin Heunen, Alexander Nagy, Liam Heunen, Vincent Nagy,
Erik Nagy II, Logan Neely, Kyra Neely, Truex Neely, Owen Neely, Cowen
Neely; a brother and sister-in-law, Don and Jodi Bourelle of Willshire;
sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and Marc Macrum of Ossian, Indiana,
Melanie and Reg Hinchcliff of Grover Hill, Tami and Dorsey Roth of Leo,
Indiana, and Lisa and Bob Brister of Willshire.
James was preceded
in death by his grandson, Sawyer Neely, maternal grandparents, Wilbur
and Bea Stover, and his paternal grandparents, Russell and Alma
James graduated from Rockford High School in 1965. He
was employed at Quality Welding and Fabrication in Elida as a project
manager for five years. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist
Church in Van Wert and attended the New Start Church of God in Celina
and was a member of the National Rifle Association. James was a
wonderful husband, father, brother and proud grandfather. He was a good
Christian man who enjoyed hunting, camping and being on the lake on his
boat. He was a hard-working, kind-hearted man who enjoyed helping other
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on
Wednesday Jan 11, 2017, at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina,
with the Rev. John Mobley officiating. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. on
Wednesday at the funeral home.
may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church, 551 Center St., Van
Wert, Ohio 45891 or the New Start Church of God, 7729 US Route 127,
Celina, Ohio 45822.
Condolences may be left at LehmanDzendzelFH.com.