Obit: Henchen, Herbert Carl Bruno (1920 - 2009)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Henchen, Schroeder, Thoma, Schutte,
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) November 4, 2009
Henchen, Herbert Carl Bruno (22 July 1920 - 29
October 2009) With Flag
Herbert Henchen, 89, of Neillsville died
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, in the Palliative Care Unit of St.
Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.
Herbert Carl Bruno Henchen was born July 22,
1920, in the Town of Weston, Clark County, the son of Arnold and
Helen (Schroeder) Henchen. He was educated in the Globe area
and then worked in the wheat fields of North Dakota during harvest
time. In November of 1942 he entered the United States Army
and served in 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 of
1945. He then 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 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
was a member of the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Globe. He was a member of Haugen-Richmond American Legion
Post 73 and Wilson-Heinz Veterans of Foreign War Post 2241 in
Neillsville. He was a longtime member of the Military Honor
guard for funerals, and he was a volunteer at The
Herb was an avid sheepshead player. He
enjoyed hunting and hunted until a couple years ago. He
enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, but most of all he
enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending their
Herb is survived by three children, Jim (Nina)
Henchen of Neillsville, Randy (LeeAnn) Henchen, also of Neillsville
and Linda (Dennis) Schutte of Marshfield. He is further
survived by six grandchildren, Rossi, Christopher, Taylor and Noah
Henchen and Joshua (fiancée Andrea) and Nicholas
Schutte. He is also survived by brothers, Wilbert "Lefty"
(Dorothy) Henchen and Edward Henchen;; a sister, Julia Henchen and
a sister-in-law, Gertrude Henchen, all of
was preceded in death by his wife, Irene; two brothers, Raymond and
Leo; and his parents.
Funeral services for Herb were held at 11 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church
in Globe. Pastor John Warmuth officiated. Music was
provided by Karen Warmuth, organist, and Tosha Cole and Dawn Thoma,
vocalists. Interment was in the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran
Cemetery, with military honors accorded by the Neillsville
Veteran’s Council. Visitation was held from 5 p.m. to 8
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Gesche Funeral Home in
Honorary Casketbearers were his
grandchildren. Casket bearers were: Bruce Henchen, Charles
Henchen, Gary Thoma, Greg Thoma, Jeff Thoma and Tim Thoma.
Online condolences may be made at
The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Herb’s family with funeral arrangements.
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