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Edward L. Henry

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Edward L. Henry Obituary
Edward L. Henry, mayor of St. Cloud from 1964 to 1971 and former professor and vice-president at St. John's University, who also served as president of St Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, St Michael's College, Winooski, Vermont, Marian College, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and Belmont Abbey, Belmont, North Carolina, died September 30, 2010.

He was born in St Cloud in 1921 and graduated from St John's University, Collegeville. He attended graduate school at Harvard University and the University of Chicago.

During World War II, Henry served as a naval officer on a destroyer escort in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific. He returned to St. John's as a professor of political science for 19 years and later as vice president. He served on the St. Cloud School Board and then as mayor of St. Cloud for two terms beginning in 19 64.

His passions were teaching, public service and his family. Ed had a delightful sense of humor and a great love for the outdoors, especially the BWCA, travel, and bridge.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Elizabeth Anne (Reiten), his brother John Henry and his sister Mary Louise Knese. He is survived by his children, Anne, Paula, Stephen, Susanna, Michael, Peter and John of Minneapolis, Mary Beth of Portland, Oregon, and Rebecca of Silver Spring, Maryland, seven grandchildren, and his brothers, Reverend Charles Henry, OSB, and Robert C. Henry of St. Cloud.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at St. Mary's Cathedral Upper Church in St. Cloud. Private interment will occur later in Calvary Cemetery in St. Cloud.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. on Monday and 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Parish Prayers will be held on Monday at 7pm at the funeral home. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers and may be given to St. Mary's Cathedral with a notation "for those in need".


Published in the St. Cloud Times on Oct. 3, 2010
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