Donald R Henning

Hayward, Wisconsin


March 21, 2015
Hayward, Wisconsin


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Donald R. Henning, age 64, of Hayward, WI went to be with the Lord Jesus on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at his home.

Donald Robert Henning was born January 4, 1951 in Shell Lake, WI to Ralph and Joanne (Andrea) Henning. Donald graduated from Spooner High School in 1969. In 1970, he joined the United States Air Force, serving his country honorably for four years with a tour in Vietnam. Through the military, he learned his profession of ?Heating Systems Specialist?. Donald worked in this profession for a total of 30-plus years before retiring.

He married his wife Linda Scanlon of Spooner, on August 4, 1984. Their love was like no other, a God-given love that never fails. Before marriage, they were reunited at a Spooner street dance in September of 1982. They were inseparable that night and Donald proposed to Linda on his Aunt Pearl Andrea?s dock by the Yellow River. They shared of life of love for 33 years.

Donald was a man of strong faith. He enjoyed studying the Bible, sharing the Gospel with others and teaching his grandchildren and daycare children about their Savior. His other pastimes were spent with family and friends over coffee; he was a loving husband and father, and he will be forever in our hearts.

Donald is survived by his loving wife, Linda; sons, Noel (Gina) Penning and Aaron (Aurora) Penning; daughter, Rebecca Henning; granddaughters, Maggie Penning, Haley Penning and Jordan Penning; brothers, Brian Lewis and Kurt Henning; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Ralph Henning.

Donald?s wishes were to not hold any formal services. The family?s home is open for visits and condolence cards. Thank you for your prayers and support.

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So very sorry in your loss Linda. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If you ever need some one to talk to please call me

I'm very saddened to learn of Don's passing. Even though there is a big void in our lives now we can also be happy knowing he is with our Lord. It was an honor knowing him over the years and I look forward to bumping into him again when my time comes. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all! If I can be of assistance in any way for your family please let me know.

Linda so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. My condolences to your family. My thoughts and prayers are being sent to you and family!

Linda, I'm so sorry to hear about Don's passing. I know how much he meant to you. Please let me know if you need anything

So sad to read this. He was a great guy. My sympathies to his loved ones. PS Don: Mark always loved the drum kit he bought from you! God bless.

Rest in Peace Don. My condolences to the family.

Our Deepest Sympathy to Don's Family.
Growing up together we were inseparable, Kurt, Dave, Don, Ralph and myself. When I tell stories of our youth's adventures, I'm told we should write a Lil Rascals' type book. When together, we often reminisce of those adventures driving us to laugh out loud with a smile from ear to ear. I hold these memories close to my heart and smile each time I think of them or tell the stories.
Don was the most generous person I knew, he'd shared...

My brother will be missed by all. My Mom raised me alone, and my brother Don was always there, like a father i never had. I remember him buying me my first bike, a bannana seat (funny); and even my second bike, a 10 speed from the old Coast-to-Coast store in Spooner. Lets all remember the good ol'days and always keep the memories fresh in our minds.

Our deepest sympathies to the family of Donald Henning. Donald was a great cousin and we always remember him as a wonderful man full of good humor and fun. You will be missed, Donald. Rick Andrea and Connie Manos-Andrea.