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Donald M. Henness

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Donald M. Henness Obituary
Donald M. Henness, DVM
Evansville, IN
Donald M. Henness, DVM, 89, passed away, Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at his home in Evansville, IN. He was born August 29, 1923 in Guthrie, OK.
He retired from Bristol-Myers Squibb in 1986 as Assistant Director of Clinical Studies. Don was a US Marine Corp Veteran serving during WWII. He was a Platoon Sergeant, Marine Scout, and served on the USS Indianapolis. During the 1970's, he was a volunteer veterinarian for Mesker Park Zoo. He was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and a master wood carver. Don was very devoted in his faith and enjoyed reading and studying the Bible. He loved spending time with his family.
Don is survived by his wife, Nora; daughter, Lea Vollmer (Michael); grandsons, Chris Vollmer, Matthew Henness, Jr. (Grethe); great-grandson, Phoenix Henness; and half-brother, Al Cassaday.
Services will be 11:00AM, Friday, February 1, 2013, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Rev. Michael Rittichier, with entombment at Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit, Thursday, January 31, 2013, from 5:00PM until 7:00PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Salvation Army, 1040 N. Fulton Avenue, Evansville, IN 47724.
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Published in Courier Press on Jan. 31, 2013
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