Obit: Henke, Lawrence Emil (1921 – 1989)

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Surnames: Henke, Baldeschwiler, Miller, Graham, Pabich, Rose, Wozniak

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Henke, Lawrence Emil (01 DEC 1921 – 10 MAR 1989)

Lawrence E. Henke, age 67, Owen, died at 9:00 p.m. Friday, March 10, 1989 at his home. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 1989 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen. Rev. John Steiner officiated and burial was made in Riverside Cemetery at Withee. Military rites were conducted at the cemetery by V.F.W. Post 9007 of Owen. Pallbearers were: Jim Riley, Dallas Granquist, Vern Miller, John Hansen, Dick Goessl and Buck Williamson. Mr. Henke was born December 1, 1921 at Thorp to Emil and Anna (Baldeschwiler) Henke. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in the Philippines. He married Evelyn Miller October 18, 1944 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Thorp. He was a cheesemaker at the Spokeville Dairy at Loyal for four years, worked at Teledyne Post Co. at Owen until 1970, operated a resort at Mead Lake until 1973, moving to Owen, where he did carpenter work. He was employed as a custodian for Owen-Withee Public Schools for three years, retiring in 1984.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Owen and was a charter member of the V.F.W. Post 9007 and the O-W Vets Club.
Survivors are his wife, Evelyn; three sons, Dennis Henke of Owen, James Henke of Eau Claire, David Henke of David City, Nebraska; six sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Eileen) Graham of Owen, Mrs. Jerome (Marian) Pabich of Eau Claire, Ruth Rose of Fargo, ND, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Wozniak of Stanley, Sister Alice Henke OSM of Galesville, Sister Delores Henke OSM of Steven Point; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marie.



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