Harlan Henke (1927 - 2013)

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Henke, Harlan H.

Harlan H. Henke, age 85, of 451 Pepper Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids, WI went home to his Heavenly Father on Friday, January 11, 2013 at Riverview Hospital, Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

Funeral Services are 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Burial in Restlawn Memorial Park with military rites provided by American Legion Post #9 of Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Visitation will be held at St. Luke's Lutheran Church on Wednesday from 9:00-11:00 AM.

Harlan was born May 22, 1927 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to August and Rosetta (Witt) Henke Sr. He married Beatrice Haasl in 1949 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Harlan was employed at Preway Inc. from 1947 until 1987. Harlan served in the U.S. Army in Germany during World War II as a staff sergeant.

Harlan was a charter member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, where he served as an usher for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman especially hunting, fishing and golfing. Harlan was proud to have built his home with his wife Bea, where they still reside today.

Harlan is survived by the love of his life, Bea, six children, Arlan (Suz) Henke of Colfax, WI, Dan (Judi) Henke of Monroe, WI, Joy Roginski of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Mark (Lorie) Henke of Powell, Wyoming, Dean (Pamela Zager) Henke of Vesper, WI and Paul (Amy) Henke of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; 17 grandchildren, Rachel, Matt, Brad, Luke, Lee, Meghan, Jacob, Keenan, Kasey, Kyle, Kale, Chad, Zachary, Sean, Aaron, Theresa, Andrew as well as 8 great grandchildren.

Harlan is also survived by three brothers, Everett (Janet) Henke of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Dave Henke of Saynor, WI, and August (Emily) Henke Jr. of Nekoosa, WI and three sisters, Arlene (Len) Tuttle of Nekoosa, WI, Betty (Emil) Ehlert of Wisconsin Rapids, WI and Jean (George) Maxwell of Baraboo, WI.

Harlan was preceded in death by his parents, son, Scott, 2 grand-daughters Abigail and Kasey, sister and brother in law, Evelyn and Herb Neitzel, brother and sister in law, Lavern and Violet Henke and sister in law, Dorla Henke.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be designated to Ministry Home Care Hospice or to St. Luke's Lutheran Church.

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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Jan. 14, 2013
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