Henke, Samuel Sam died peacefully in the early morning of Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at the age of 29, after fighting a courageous battle with liver disease for the last 3 months. He was surrounded by his family as he was received into the arms of Jesus, his Lord and Savior. Sam was the husband of Amy for only a short time, but she was his best friend, and truly, the love of his life for the past fourteen years. He is also survived by his parents, Rob and Jean and siblings Luke, Charlie, and Ali (Mike) Martinich. His in-laws are Jim "Spitz" and Nancy Spitzack and sisters-in-law Sarah (Scott) Gustafson and Laura (Nick) Jasurda. He is further survived by Amy's grandparents William and Margaret Scholman and Helen and the late Clarence Spitzack. Sam loved spending time with his nephew Caden and nieces Kylie Gustafson and Madysen and Reese Martinich. He was godfather to Kylie Gustafson and Zoe Keck. Sam is survived by many cousins and aunts and uncles who have loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by grandparents Pete and Jan Beauparlant and Frank and Marie Henke. Visitation will be Monday, January 7, 2013, from 3-7PM at Elmbrook Church, 777 S. Barker Road, Brookfield, WI 53045, followed by a memorial service at 7PM. Sam was a loving and attentive husband to Amy. He also loved the game of soccer; playing as a youth and in high school and college, coaching for many years, and of course watching his beloved Manchester United. He took advantage of the opportunity not only to develop soccer players, but to influence their lives for good. His soccer kids and his adult soccer buddies will deeply grieve his loss. Now Sam, you can play on that perfect pitch in heaven, the eternal field of dreams! Sam will also be missed by his Rent-A-Daughter co-workers; the girls he was surrounded by. Sam loved serving the elderly and brought so much fun and mischief and laughter to the workplace. Both the Henke and Spitzack family would like to extend a special thanks to some amazing nurses from the MICU at Froedert Hospital. Terrie, Kim, Lindsay, Kurt, Chris and Drew you were such a blessing to all of us. You took such good care of not only Sam, but of each one of us. You were not only amazing nurses; you were compassionate and kind people who made the journey easier. God bless you. Memorials to help offset medical costs to Amy Henke or www.gofundme.com/SamHenkeSupportFund
are much appreciated.