Kenneth Henniges

Kenneth E. Henniges, 73, of Sumner, died Saturday, August 22, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Funeral services will be held 10:30     a.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. Sandra Burroughs officiating.  Interment will follow at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Sumner.  Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday August 25, 2015 at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner and for one hour preceding the service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in his name to Durant Elementary School, Sumner Volunteer Fire Department or St. John Lutheran Church. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner is assisting the family. 

Kenneth Earl, son of Edward and Dorothy (Webster) Henniges, was born, November 22, 1941, in Sumner. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner. He received his kindergarten through 4th grade education in Sumner #5 Country School, 5th through 12th grade in Sumner Public Schools, and graduated from Sumner High School in 1960. He furthered his education by graduating with honors from the College of Hard Knocks. On July 22, 1962, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Ann Sage, at The Baptist Church in Sumner. Elizabeth’s death occurred February 14, 1970. On November 21, 1970, he was united in marriage with Janet Ann Bock Henniges at St. John Lutheran Church. Kenny owned and operated Sumner Plumbing and Heating for many years. He later worked at Koering in Waverly, Dick’s Petroleum in Tripoli, and at Durant Elementary in Sumner, prior to retiring in 2007. He was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner, Sumner Volunteer Fire Department, Commercial Club, Sumner Saddle Club, and the NRA. He particularly enjoyed horses, wood-working, hunting, and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

He is survived by his wife, Jan, of Sumner; four children, Julie (Rick) Gesie of Waterloo, Randy (Katrina) Henniges of Sumner, Jean Allen of Sumner, and Jill (Pete) Henniges-DuChene of Oklahoma; fourteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Sharon (Ken) Kasemeier of Sumner, Joyce (Roger) Dedor of Jesup, and Marilyn (Skip) Koenig of Sumner; three sisters-in-law, Carol (David) Lee of Montana, Joan (David) Amdahl of Colorado, and Barb (Ken) Gilson of Sumner; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his first wife, Elizabeth, Kenny was preceded in death by his parents. 


Tammy Sterba on August 28, 2015 at 9:51 AM said:

Thoughts and prayers to all of the Henniges families.
Rich & Bev Kuker on August 25, 2015 at 2:31 PM said:

Jan and family, Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jean Bellis on August 25, 2015 at 12:41 PM said:

Janet and family, I was so sorry to read the news about Kenny. I want to extend my deepest sympathy to you and the entire family for your loss. Kenny was a very special man. I so enjoyed working with him at Durant. He was always ready to help me out in my classroom. He will be missed by many. Please extend my sympathy to your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Jean Bellis
Tom and Mary Lou Benson on August 25, 2015 at 11:53 AM said:

Sympathy to the entire Henniges family. Always enjoyed seeing him at any kind of ballgame where his grandkids played. He was a true fan of them all. In prayer .. Tom & Mary Lou Benson
Diane Foster, Waverly, Ia. on August 25, 2015 at 7:29 AM said:

Jan, I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband Ken. I didn't realize that he was ill. I guess I haven't seen you in awhile to keep up on the news. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Sincere sympathy to all the family.
Lynn Scott on August 24, 2015 at 8:15 AM said:

Jan-Randy-Jean and all the Henniges family: I was saddened to hear of Kenny's passing, but also thankful that his suffering has ended. He is now with his Father in heaven and will be the best guardian angel for all of you. Rejoice in the good memories and keep them in your heart. Take comfort in the knowledge that you will be together again. My prayers are with you.
Anonymous on August 23, 2015 at 7:14 PM said:

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Ken was a nice guy.
Janet Copp on August 23, 2015 at 6:18 PM said:

Jan and family. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Kenny will be greatly missed. Sorry for your loss of a special person.
Lyle & Sandy Olds on August 23, 2015 at 5:46 PM said:

Jan & family, So sorry to hear of your loss. I am sure he will be greatly missed. So glad we got to see you both and go out to eat and talk about "old times".
Sandy Jaschen on August 23, 2015 at 5:22 PM said:

Dave and I are so sorry for the loss of a dear friend. We will hold a lot of great memories in our hearts. Special ones include Bushwackers in Omaha, the prime rib at Farmer Browns, and of course all the Fire Dept. fun we had together also the shaupscuoff cardgames or however it is spelled, we will never forget Kenny.

We send our prayers to all the family.
Dave and Sandy
Laura (Gray) Harris on August 23, 2015 at 3:04 PM said:

Jan, I was so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and sympathy are with you and your family.
March Meyer on August 23, 2015 at 2:22 PM said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Praying God's grace will give you peace. He was a good man and will be missed by many
Sue Schwarze on August 23, 2015 at 12:34 PM said:

So sorry for your loss.
Mike & Linda McDaniel on August 23, 2015 at 12:24 PM said:

Jan & family. Our sincerest Sympathy to you & your children & their families & also to Ken's siblings. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time.
Diane Meyer Dockendorf on August 23, 2015 at 12:22 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. The community has lost a great person that cared about all. My sympathy to his family
Betty Back on August 23, 2015 at 12:10 PM said:

You have my deepest sympathy. So sorry to hear of Kenny's demise.
Rachel Bonefas-Hurd on August 23, 2015 at 10:29 AM said:

To the whole family of Kenny I'm so sorry for your loss!! May all of you know that he will be at peace now and always by tour side watching over you all!! Jean you have my prayers!!
Terry (Land) Bockhaus on August 23, 2015 at 10:20 AM said:

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Gail (Fagenbaum) Miller on August 22, 2015 at 6:40 PM said:

Prayers for Gods peace to the whole family.
Kenny was a good man & a very special friend
to our family. He will always hold a special place
in my heart.
Dean and Judy Zupke on August 22, 2015 at 4:46 PM said:

Jan and all the Henniges Family, We are so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Always enjoyed when he would stop by and visit. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, may God give you all peace.

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