Henry, Jerry Dale
Jerry Dale, Henry passed away Feb. 7, 2013. He was born to James L. and Estelle Lou (Maxwell) Pratt on Sept. 20, 1958 in Freer, Texas. His mother later married Spencer Lee Henry and was adopted. Jerry is survived by his twin brother, Terry Lynn Henry, Denmark; two sisters, Barbara and David Kruschke, Waco, Texas; and Peggy Smith, Victoria, Texas; his legal guardian, Ken Kotanen, Denmark, Wis.; many nieces, nephews and uncles. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Ray Pratt and William (Bill) Pratt, a sister, Betty Jo (Pratt) Kotanen, who was his main care giver throughout his life, until her passing in 2011.
Jerry was a joy to be around, always a smile on his face. Disabled and heart problems from birth did not prevent him from being the kind, jovial person he was; never a bad word about anyone.
A memorial service will be held at the Franklin town hall in Stangeville 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. (The Franklin town hall is on County Road AB about 2 miles south of Hwy 29 in Stangeville.