Obit: Henke, Donald H. (1923 – 1998)

Contact: Lisa Haas

Surnames: Henke, Vanderloop, Von Haden, Potaczek, Haas, Johnson

----Lucy Haas scrapbook

Henke, Donald H. (07 JUN 1923 – 13 NOV 1998)

Donald H. Henke passed away on Friday, Nov. 13, 1998 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, Wis.
He was born in the town of Worden, Clark County on June 7, 1923, the son of Peter and Cora (Vanderloop) Henke. He grew up in the area and attended Garfield School. He graduated from Stanley High School in 1940. He was united in marriage to Mary Von Haden on June 7, 1958 in Augusta, Wis. They lived and farmed in the town of Worden until 1986 when they retires and moved to Stanley, Wis.

He was a town of Worden supervisor for six years and served on the Stanley City Council for the past nine years. He belonged to Holy Family Church and was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus. Don was a great source of historical information and knew how to tell a great story. Don and Mary recently returned from a Bahamas cruise celebrating their 40 years together.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Stanley; five sons. Bill (Brenda) of Thorp, Bob (Paula) of Stanley, Tom of Chippewa Falls, Gary (Paulette) of Thorp, and Like of Stanley; one daughter, Patricia (Mrs. Ron) Potaczek of Thorp; his grandchildren, Kevin, Amanda, and Chad Henke, Ashley, Keith and Lynn Henke, Cora, Carlene, Catherine, Cindy, Carissa and Adam Potaczek; three sisters, Lucy Haas of Cadott, Phyllis (Gene) Johnson of Stanley, and Evelyn (Melvin) Haas of Thorp.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Geraldine; a brother-in-law, Bernard Haas; and grandchildren Melissa and Craig Henke.
Nephews serving as pallbearers include Vernon Haas, Dennis Johnson, Dale Johnson, Dean Johnson, Ron Haas and Larry Haas.

Funeral services for Donald Henke will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Stanley, with Rev. Robert Nelson and Rev. John Puerner officiating.
Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at Plombon Funeral Home, Stanley, with a parish rosary recited at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.



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