Henry "Coach" Lex
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Hartson Funeral Home
11111 West Janesville Road
Hales Corners, WI
Lex, Henry "Coach" Completed his final lesson plan on September 1, 2016 at the age of 86. Loving husband of the late Nancy (nee Zagar). Devoted father of Randy and Tim. Brother to the late Arlene, Frank and Lucile. Further survived by brother Louie, loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives, many dear friends and students. After graduating from West Milwaukee High School, Henry attended UW-Madison, earning his teaching degree. After graduation, Henry returned to his alma mater, WEMI High, as a teacher and coach, becoming a member of the Wisconsin Wrestling Coach's Hall of Fame. His interests in his students and the outdoors led Henry to sponsor the WEMI High Outdoor Sports Club. Henry enjoyed most forms of outdoor activities, including multiple daily walks with his dogs, camping, canoeing, wind surfing and especially down-hill skiing at the Porkies. Following retirement from teaching, Henry worked at Enercon Industries and Layton Terrace. A memorial visitation will be held at Hartson Funeral Home at 11111 W. Janesville Rd. Hales Corners, WI 53130 on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 4 PM to 6 PM with eulogies at 6 PM.

Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Sep. 7, 2016.
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My deepest sympathy to Henry's family. Our friendship reaches back to childhood days at La Follette Grade School and, then, WeMiHi. During all those years I was a classmate of his brother Francis and sister Arlene. Our most treasured times together was while we co-chaired our West Milwaukee combined Classes of 46 and 47 reunions. Our most satisfying, co-chaired event, was the All-Year, La Follette Reunion. I will sadly miss the smiling, forever self giving, gentle, but strong man and coach.
Jerry Zimmerman
September 10, 2016
Would like the Lex family know that Coach Lex had a huge impact in my life when it came to high school wrestling. I was attending Horace Mann Jr. High when he started the wrestling program there. Without his coaching and guidance I would never have been able to compete when I moved to Coleman High my sophomore yr. He will be sadly missed.
Daniel Grady
September 9, 2016
Dear Randy and Tim,
I want to express my sympathy to you at this time. I still hold fond the days our families did stuff together. Your dad helped me learn to ski. He could always tell such funny stories. He made me laugh. I use to think he was the strongest man. Your mom was so kind and had a contagious laugh. May you feel God's peace at this time. Todd & Marjorie Gibson
Todd Gibson
September 7, 2016
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever. - my deepest sympathy.
Dana Wangerin
September 7, 2016
Tim and Randy my sincere condolences. Henry was a good neighbor, and gentle spirit. He always took an interest in our children and family. He will be missed.
Don Axt
September 7, 2016
My sincere condolences to all of Mr. Lex's family and friends. I am a 1963 graduate of WeMiHi and remember him well. Henry always exuded strength and discipline, yet a calmness that, in retrospect, were good traits for a classroom of teenage boys to observe. My sympathies to all who loved Henry.
John Turck III
September 7, 2016
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