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Henke, Carl F.

Carl F. Henke of Wausau passed away into life eternal Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Stonecrest Residence under Interim Hospice.

He was born March 21, 1923 to Carl Sr. and Emelia (Imm) Henke in the Town of Texas, Marathon County. After graduating from Marathon High School he enlisted in the Army and was assigned to the Signal Intelligence Service stationed in Australia. He was discharged at Fort McCoy January 1946. On June 21, 1947 he married Carol Detert in Bessemer, Michigan.

Carl worked for several Wausau trucking firms and was a member of the Teamster Union. In July 1959 he began driving semi for Montgomery Ward until his retirement in 1986. After retirement he drove for North Central Health Care for several years picking up small children for their early intervention program. He also transported adults to Dr. Appointments.

Carl was an avid sports magazine and sporting news reader. He watched the Brewers, Green Bay Packers, and the Milwaukee Bucks. He also belonged to Day's Sr. bowling league. He was a member of the American Legion Post #10, life member of VFW #388, member of the Last Man's Club #388 and retired Teamsters. He was an active member of First English Lutheran Church, participating in many of the activities and ushered for 40 years.

Survivors are his wife, Carol of 65 years; daughter, Connie (Stan) Tessmer, Burnsville, MN; son-in-law, Wayne Woller, Bergland, MI; grandchildren, Jacqueline (Rod) Adshead and Eric (Ida) Tessmer, Lakeville, MN, Rebecca (Ken) Croney, Melbourne, AR, Charles Guthrie Jr., Ovledo, FL, and Michelle Koch. He is also survived by 17 great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

He was proceded in death by daughters, JoAnn Guthrie, Sept. 2007 and Nancy Woller, June 1986; his parents; two brothers, Fred Henke and infant Otto; seven sisters, Anna Meilahn, Bertha Henke, Ella Gassner, Minnie Detert, Erna Erickson, Lena Sullivan and Marie Henke.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 27, 2013 at the First English Lutheran Church, 402 N. 3rd Ave., Wausau. Rev. Erik Olson will officiate. Burial will be in the Marathon City Cemetery. Friends may call at the Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams St. Wausau on Sunday from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and again on Monday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

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Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on May 25, 2013
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