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Friday, November 14th, 2008
Thorsen Henkle
Thorsen L. Henkle, 89, of Rockford, died at 2:45 p.m. Nov. 12, 2008, at Laurels of Shane Hill Nursing Home, Rockford.
He was born Dec. 6, 1918, in Rockford to John and Dess Buckey Henkle. On Dec. 25, 1938, he married Helen Burris, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Michael (Linda), Rockford; two daughters: Connie Marbaugh, Willshire, and Linda Hart, Columbus; a daughter-in-law, Kathy, Rockford; a brother, Dan (Jean), Rockford; a sister, Helen Hakes, Berne, Ind.; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Steve; two brothers, Bill and John Jr.; a sister Marguerite Baker; a great-grandchild and a great-great-grandchild.
He was a self-employed plasterer for more than 60 years and served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He attended Rockford United Methodist Church.
Memorial services are 11:30 a.m. Nov. 29, 2008, at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Dennis Henkle officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, with military graveside services.
Calling is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 29, 2008, at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's unit at the Laurels of Shane Hill.
Condolences may be sent to ketchamripleyfh@embarqmail.com.
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