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ROBERT E. HENNE
AGE: 88 NORTH PLAINFIELD
Robert E. Henne, 88, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at his home in North Plainfield. He was born Sept. 11, 1921 in the Arbor section of Piscataway to Henry and Annie Waldt Henne. He had resided in North Plainfield since 1951. Bob had worked as a Chief Chemical Operator at Union Carbide Corp. (Bakelite) in Piscataway for 41 years before retiring in 1981.
He was a member of the former St. Peter's Lutheran Church in North Plainfield for more than 40 years, which merged with St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in South Plainfield. Bob was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dunellen in his earlier years. He was a member of Tri-Boro Memorial Post No. 5479, V.F.W. in Dunellen. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors, as well as gardening and spending time with his family.
Bob served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He served with the 388th Bomb Group, 561st Squadron in the 8th Army Air Corps while stationed in England. His service was in the European Theatre during during the battles and campaigns of Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He received meritorious decorations and citations including 6 Bronze Stars.
His family includes his wife of 64 years, Helen L. Michels Henne; a daughter, Kathy Henne of Watsontown, PA; a son, Michael W. Henne and his wife Heidi of Northampton, PA; a brother, Joseph Henne and his wife Muriel of Piscataway; a sister-in-law, Josephine Henne of Piscataway; four grandchildren, Robert, Harrison, Michelle and Michael Henne; and many nieces and nephews.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010 at The Mundy Funeral Home, 142 Dunellen Ave., Dunellen. Interment will be in Lake Nelson Memorial Park, Piscataway. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family has requested that donations may be made to the North Plainfield Rescue Squad in his memory.
Published in Courier News on Jan. 3, 2010