Olivia A. Henkel, 89
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Formerly of Luxemburg, Minnesota
July 12, 1922~October 10, 2011
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at St. Wendelin's Catholic Church in Luxemburg for Olivia A. Henkel, age 89, of St. Cloud and formerly of Luxemburg who passed away on Monday, October 10, 2011 in Minneapolis. Reverend Ralph Zimmerman will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday at Mary Hall in Luxemburg. Parish prayers will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Mary Hall in Luxemburg.
Olivia was born on July 12, 1922 in Rockville, Minnesota to Christ and Anna (Hilsgen) Kremers. She married Alphonse Henkel on May 2, 1946 in Luxemburg. Olivia lived and farmed in the Luxemburg area all of her married life. Throughout her life she worked as a nanny, nursing assistant at the V.A., cook at St. Cloud State, mink processor at Mueller Brothers Mink Ranch, as well as raising her children and assisting her husband with all of the day to day chores at the farm. She was a member of St. Wendelin's Catholic Church and Christian Women, and was also active in St. Anthony's Parish when she moved to St. Cloud.
She enjoyed sewing, playing cards, fishing, and traveling. She will be missed as a Devout Mother, Grandmother, and Great-grandmother.
Olivia is survived by her children, Leanne (Donald) Rieland of Rockville, Charles (Barbara) of New Hope, James (Pat) of Greeley, Colorado, Larry of St. Cloud, Bruce (Berit) of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Dale (Sue) of St. Augusta, Ronald (Mindy) of St. Cloud, and Mary Kay (John) Wicker of Marty; 18 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; and one sister, Bernice Voigt; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1972; brothers and sisters, Gustie, Orlyn, Leona, Mary, and Daniel.
A Special Thank You to the Staff at both St. Benedict's Senior Community and St. Cloud Hospital for the care given to Olivia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Oct. 13, 2011