Majel Pinney Henrickson (1955 - 2013)

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Henrickson, Majel Pinney

Majel Pinney-Henrickson, 57, of Mishicot, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, left this earthly life on Monday evening, August 12, 2013, at Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers, surrounded by family, following a seven year battle with cancer.

Majel was born November 24, 1955, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Thomas Pinney Jr. and Myra S. Kruse Pinney. Following her graduation from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1973, Majel continued and received her music and teaching degree from U.W. Stevens Point. She taught at Sturgeon Bay Schools for a short time before moving to teach choir at Wilson Junior High School in Manitowoc for the past 23 years. Majel taught until her illness caused her to retire in January of 2013.

On April 13, 1985, she married Philip R. Henrickson at Manitowoc's Wesley Methodist Church. Teaching children was her greatest love. She was active in Jobs Daughters, Bethel Chapter #49, and the Order of the Eastern Star, Honor Chapter #1 in Sturgeon Bay.

Survivors include her husband, Philip of Mishicot; daughter, Nikki (Kevin) DeGuelle of Green Bay; parents, Tom and Myra Pinney of Sturgeon Bay; sister, Cheryl Pinney-Leu of Montrose, Colorado; brother, Geoffrey A. Pinney of Green Bay; two aunts, Pat (Gene) Remy, Julie Pinney both of Sturgeon Bay; uncle, Monty (Sandra) Kruse of Fort Worth, Texas.

Preceding her in death were her brother-in-law, George Leu; uncle, George K. Pinney; in-laws, Owen and Melania Henrickson.

A celebration of her life will take place at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Matthew R. Knapp officiating.

Friends may call at the church on Saturday, August 31, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. until the time of services at 2:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made in Majel's memory for Mt. Morris Moravian Church Camp.

Huehns Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Aug. 17, 2013
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