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Henke, John Clem 1889-1963


Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 5/24/2022 at 19:32:52

Note: His mother's maiden name was Tripp.


Rites Held Monday For Pioneer Union County Resident

John C. Henke, a pioneer resident of Union county, S. D., passed away Friday, June 21 at the Veterans’ Hospital, Sioux Falls, S. D., after a long illness aged 74 years.

Jhn Clem. Henke was born September 24, 1889, in Union county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clem. Henke. There he engaged in farming until retiring several years ago. During World War I he served in the 42nd Infantry Division. He was united in marriage with Mayme Talbott on March 20, 1919, at LeMars, Ia., and to them were born seven sons and three daughters.

He was preceded in death by one son, Merlin, who was killed in World War II, two infant daughters and two infant sons.

Survivors are the widow, Mayme; four sons, William of Akron; Kenneth, of Fort Collins, Col.; Wayne, of Mandan, N. Dak., and Leslie, of Elk Point, S. Dak.; on daughter, Mrs. Margaret Eden, of Mountain home, Idaho, and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Wesley Methodist church, Rev. Donald Roberts officiating. Mrs. Karl Jans and Mrs. Harold Johnson were vocalists and Mrs. Orin Harris was accompanist. Casket bearers were Porter Maynard, Gary Hartmann, Arnold Harkness, Emery Powell, Clarence Talbott and Edward Faust. Burial was in Riverside cemetery.

Akron Register Tribune
Thursday, June 27, 1963
Akron, Iowa


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