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Erma Lorraine Henke, 91

Erma Lorraine Henke , age 91 of Mountain Home passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 at Gassville Therapy & Rehab.

Mrs. Henke was born in Elma, Iowa on August 18, 1921, the daughter of Roy and Mary Kruger. She was baptized at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Elma, Iowa. In early childhood her family moved to Des Plaines, Illinois, where she and her two sisters and one brother were raised.

On January 12, 1946, she married Bernard G. Henke. They were blessed with three sons. Tinley Park, Illinois was their home for 31 years.

In 1984, after retirement from Bernard's work at the post office and Erma's work as a high school secretary, the couple moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Erma was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church where she served her Lord through a variety of Christian ministries.

She is survived by three sons: David of Centennial, Colorado (wife Beverly); Paul of Tinley Park, Illinois (wife Bonnie) and Mark of Bull Shoals, Arkansas. Also by one sister, Marlice Krone (husband Frank) of Elmhurst, Illinois and by six grandchildren. Her parents, her brother Vern Kruger (wife Katherine) and her sister Darline Miessler (husband Richard) preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 12 until 9 PM Friday, June 28, 2013 at Roller Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6-8 PM. The funeral service, conducted by Reverend David Gadbaw, will be held 10 A.M. Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Entombment will follow in Baxter Memorial Gardens Mausoleum of Faith.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Redeemer Lutheran Church or to the church or .

Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home. Please visit our online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com



Published in Baxter Bulletin from June 23 to June 26, 2013
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