Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
Paul V. Kleinhenz, 93, St. Henry, died at 7 a.m. Jan. 24, 2011, at the Gardens at St. Henry.
He was born March 4, 1917, in Maria Stein to Anthony and Anna Lochtefeld Kleinhenz. On July 17, 1948, he married Irene M. Menker, who died June 10, 2008.
Surviving are 10 children, Paul (Jane) Kleinhenz, St. Henry, Carolyn (Robert) Staker, Beavercreek, Dan (Joann) Kleinhenz, Vandalia, Roseann Dues, Philothea, Jim (Christy) Kleinhenz, St. Henry, Mike (Karen) Kleinhenz, Coldwater, Linda (Steve) Kremer, New Bremen, Ted (Diana) Kleinhenz, St. Henry, Janet (Randy) Evers, St. Henry, and Judy (John) Heitkamp, New Bremen; six siblings, Mary Heitbrink, Dayton, Harold (Virginia) Kleinhenz, St. Henry, Katherine Broering, Maria Stein, Tom Kleinhenz, St. Henry, Stanley (Martha) Kleinhenz, St. Marys, and Andrew (Betty) Kleinhenz, Centerville; in-laws, Lucille and Don Heric, Maria Stein, Rita and Charles Heinl, Maria Stein, and Ruth Stammen, New Weston; 38 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a granddaughter; a son-in-law, Donald Heitkamp; two brothers, Joseph Kleinhenz and Walter Kleinhenz; three sisters-in-law, Alice Menker, Mary Ann Menker and Adeline Kleinhenz; and three brothers-in-law, Lawrence Stammen, Cornelius Heitbrink and Andrew Broering.
He retired in 1984 as co-owner of Kleinhenz Brothers Livestock. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 2640, both of St. Henry. He was a member of the K of C Pinochle League and the Knights of St. John in Maria Stein. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp, having served during World War II. He was a past commander of the Maria Stein American Legion and a former member of the Mercer County Republican Executive Committee. He was a 1935 graduate of Minster High School.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Tom Hemm officiating. Burial with military rites is at St. Henry Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry.
Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.