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September 20, 2012

(10/6/1937 - 9/10/2012)

Mr. Edward Frank Berhorst, 74, of Williamstown, MO died Monday, September 10, 2012 at 10:30 p.m. at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.

He was born October 6, 1937 in Linn, MO a son of John Frank and Regina Gertrude Warden Berhorst. He married Marie Foster on April 23, 1956 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Canton. She survives.

He served in the Army Reserves in earlier years. He was of the Catholic Faith and had farmed all of his life and drove a truck for Gully and then Gilster Marylee for over 20 years. He loved to hunt, fish and spend time with his grandchildren, and playing the guitar.

Survivors include his wife, Marie of Williamstown; four children, Robin (Carrie) Berhorst of Lawson, MO, Nancy (Rick) Parrish of Quincy, IL, John (Kelly) Berhorst of Canton and Darryl (Gina) Berhorst of Canton; grandchildren, Steven Berhorst of Columbia, MO, Meghan Jesse of Kansas City, MO and Jack Berhorst of Lawson, Lisa Parrish of Quincy, Brandon, Brittney, Dylan and Dalton Berhorst all of Canton, Lora (Mike) Wilson of Canton, Joe (Tauri) Berhorst of Canton; great grandchildren, Danny, Breeanna and Trent Wilson, Dale and Ashlynn Berhorst and Jack Berhorst; four brothers, Frank (Betty) Berhorst of Canton, Theodore (Donna) Berhorst of Canton, Fred (Sharon) Berhorst of Quincy and Lee (Nadine) Berhorst of Canton; one sister, Matilda Francis of Albert Lee MN; sister-in-law, Arlene Berhorst of St. Charles, MO and many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Gracie. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Steve; and daughter-in-law Kelly Berhorst.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 14, 2012 at Davis Funeral Home in Canton with Father Basil Eruo officiating. Burial was in Forest Grove Cemetery in Canton.

The family suggests memorials be made to the American Heart Association in care of Davis Funeral Home, Canton, MO.

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