Obit: Henchen, Herbert Carl Bruno (1920 - 2009) 

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Surnames: Henchen, Schroeder, Thoma, Schutte 

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Saturday, 31 Oct. 2009 

Obit: Henchen, Herbert Carl Bruno (22 July 1920 - 29 Oct. 2009) 

NEILLSVILLE, WIS. -- Herbert Henchen, 89, of Neillsville died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, in the Palliative Care Unit of Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Globe. Interment will be in the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, with military honors accorded by the Neillsville Veterans Council. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. 

Herbert Carl Bruno Henchen was born July 22, 1920, in the town of Weston, Clark County, the son of Arnold and Helen (Schroeder) Henchen. 

In November 1942, he entered the U.S. Army and served during World War II. Herb served most of his time in the Philippines, defending the Philippine people from the Japanese. He was honorably discharged in November 1945. He returned home and owned his own milk hauling business. He also hauled gas for the Deep Rock Company. 

He was united in marriage to Irene Thoma on Sept. 30, 1950, at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Globe. Later, Herb farmed part time and also went to work for the Nelson Filter Company. He worked there for 19 years before retiring. 

Herb is survived by three children, Jim (Nina) Henchen of Neillsville, Randy (LeeAnn) Henchen of Neillsville and Linda (Dennis) Schutte of Marshfield; six grandchildren; two brothers, Wilbert "Lefty" (Dorothy) Henchen and Edward Henchen; and a sister, Julia Henchen of Neillsville. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene. 

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Herb's family with funeral arrangements.



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