Obit: Henkel, Charles (1864 - 1952)

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Surnames: Henkel, Puhlmann, Yost, Foster, Lastofka, Haas, Brehm, Oehmichen, Kanter, Arends, Becherer, Weise, Plante, Weise, Michaelson

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/21/1952

Henkel, Charles (19 Feb. 1864 - 14 Feb. 1952)

Charles Henkel died last week Thursday at 6:30 P.M. at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Marcellus Foster in the town of Hull, at the age of 88 years. Funeral services were held at the Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby Monday at 1:30 P.M. and at the First Evangelical and Reformed church at 2:00 P.M., Rev. Franz P. Puhlmann officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were Elroy Brehm, James Oehmichen, James Foster, Herbert Kanter, Walter Arends, Willard Becherer. Flowers were in charge of Mrs. James (Anita) Foster, Mrs. Harold (Marjorie) Yost, Betty Lastofka and Doris Haas.

Mr. Henkel was born on February 19, 1864, in Plymouth and came to Colby at the age of 14. He operated a dray line here for some time, and, in 1906, moved onto a farm in Colby, Wisconsin at the age of 14. His first marriage was to Vennia Weise in 1884. She died in 1916. In 1918, he married Meta Michaelson who died in 1931.

Surviving are two sons, Milton of Berkley, Calif., and Harvey of Benicia, Calif.; a stepson, Oscar Michaelson of Menasha; three daughters, Mrs. Gene (Anita) Plante and Mrs. Donald (June) Foster of Milwaukee and Mrs. Marcellus (Carol) Foster of Colby; and 10 grand children. A sister and two brothers preceded him in death.

Mr. Henkel was a good Christian of an industrious and congenial disposition, so his friendships circle, especially in his younger days, was a large one. He will long be remembered by all who knew him the past few years as a kindly man who wished everybody well.

Mr. Henkel was an early pioneer and engaged in lumbering when this country was a wilderness. He also drove teams over the mountains of the west, hauling supplies needed for building railroads through the west. Previous to farming, he owned the dray line in Colby, Wis. Like all early pioneers, he was a good Christian of an industrious and congenial disposition so friendships circle to him, especially in his younger days, was a large one.



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