James L. Henschen, 74

James L. Henschen, DVM, 74, of Westerville, died on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, after a brief illness.

He was born on May 31, 1939, in St. Marys.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jean; daughters Jodi (Jerry) Beekman of Westerville and Jill (Michael) Tarbox of Marysville; grandchildren Jeff and Joe Beekman and Lindsay and James Tarbox; brother Danny (Mary) Henschen of Dayton; mother-in-law Lenora Gritzmaker of St. Marys.

He was the owner of Countryside Veterinary Clinic in the practice of Equine Medicine. He graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1963. He was a life member of AVMA, and also a member of OVMA, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the Society of Theriogenology, the Fifth District of Equine Practitioners, the American Morgan Horse Association and a charter member of Sunbury-Galena Rotary Club.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, the Rev. David M. Redding officiating.

Interment will be held at Blendon Central Cemetery.

Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the OSU Medical Center and Kobacker House.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to OSU College of Veterinary Medicine Account 302404.