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Bobbie L. Boysel


Bobbie L. Boysel, 73, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 11:36 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Pickaway County, on May 4, 1939, to the late George W. and Sara Davidson Boysel. He also was preceded in death by four sisters, Martha Davis, Mary Saxour, Betty Roberts and his infant twin sister, Barbara; and three brothers, Oscar, George Jr. and Leonard Boysel.

On Sept. 13, 1958, he married the former Dorothy Ruth Spires and she survives, along with his four children, Anita (Ralph Herbert Jr.) Ricketts of Bellefontaine, Douglas (Lisa) Boysel of Hebron, Barbara (Jeffrey) Klinger of Rushsylvania and Robert (Mary) Boysel of Bellefontaine; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer (Bill) Stanley, Justin Boysel, Amanda Ricketts, Ashleigh Klinger, Brandon Boysel, Cory Klinger, Kristina Boysel, Audrey Boysel, Allison Boysel and Shannon Boysel; two stepgrandchildren, Lacey Mack and Lukas Harlan; three great-grandchildren, Gavin Stanley, Mason Stanley and Ellianna Boysel; a sister, Frances Gilbert of Bellefontaine; special friends, Don and Nancy Mobley, Crew Sheeley and his mother Kristen Sheeley, and current and former members of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department.

Bob retired from the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, where he worked from 1982 to 2001.

In addition to farming, he was previously employed at Bastian Funeral Home, Ashville IGA Market, Reynolds Aluminum, Super Foods, Bellefontaine Municipal Court Bailiff, Logan County Maintenance, as well as Ashville (Ohio) volunteer fire and police departments.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching football and NASCAR, helping others, and especially spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pastor Jeffory Willetts officiates a funeral at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church, Bellefontaine. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Burial is in Highland Memorial Cemetery, West Liberty.

Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health & Hospice Care and the Fraternal Order of Police, Hi-Point Lodge 60 Scholarship Fund.

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