Obit: Henchen, Gertrude Irma (1922 - 2010) 

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Henchen, Duebler, Klauer, Schaub, Polock, Zirbel, Hoppa, Dux Thoma, Schutte, Warmuth 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) May 12, 2010 

Henchen, Gertrude Irma (11 August 1922 - 8 May 2010) 

Gertrude Henchen, 87, of Neillsville died peacefully in the arms of the Lord Saturday, May 8, 2010, at the house of the Dove in Marshfield.  

Gertrude Irma Klauer was born Aug. 11, 1922, at home in the Town of Seif, Clark County, the daughter of Hugo and Marie (Duebler) Klauer. She attended the Worchel Grade School in Seif Township and later was united in marriage to Leo Henchen Sept. 5, 1942, at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Globe. She and Leo farmed and raised their children, and she lived her entire life in the house in which she was born. 

She was a member of the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, its Ladies’ Aid and she served in many of the church’s offices.  In their spare time Gertrude and Leo also volunteered their time at the Clark County Humane Society caring for the animals. 

Gertrude grew beautiful flower gardens, and she loved African Violets.  She also loved animals, especially her Siamese kittens and her cows.  Along with loving to write, she also liked listening to old-time country music on the radio and she had many tapes of church music she would listen to. 

She is survived by a daughter, Carol Schaub of Neillsville; two sons, Charles (Sharon) Henchen of Chippewa Falls and Bruce (Robin) Henchen of Stoddard; six grandchildren, Alicia Schaub of Hill City, SD. Tammy Polock of Coon Rapids, MN, Teresa Zirbel of Menomonie Falls, Todd (Angela) Henchen of Brooklyn Park, MN, Michel Henchen of Westby and Matthew Henchen of Genoa and three step grandchildren. She is further survived by eight great-grandchildren, Tanner, Rilee, Nicholas, Aiden, Joshua, Taylor, Erik and Emily and six step great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. 

Funeral services for Gertrude will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Globe.  Pastor John Warmuth will officiate.  Music will be provided by Karen Hoppa, Bunny Dux, soloist and Dawn Thoma, soloist. Interment will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.  

Casketbearers are grandsons, Todd, Michael and Matthew Henchen and nephews, Jim and Randy Henchen and Dennis Schutte. 

Online condolences may be made at  

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Gertrude’s family with funeral arrangements. 



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