Velma A. Henkhaus


Velma A. Henkhaus, age 83 of Alhambra, IL, died Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Alhambra Care Center in Alhambra, IL.

She was born July 11, 1935, in Alhambra, IL, the daughter of Henry and Christina (nee Ziegler) Klenke.

On November 12, 1955, she married Theodore D. Henkhaus. He passed away March 3, 2011.

She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ. She was also a member of Salem UCC Choir and Bell Choir, and Madison County Farm Bureau.

Velma was born in rural Alhambra, IL. She attended a country school and helped on her family farm while growing up. After her marriage to Ted, they operated a grain and livestock farm. Velma was very involved with all aspects of the farm form planting to harvest.. She enjoyed gardening, making quilts, playing cards and canning vegetables. She was a Sunday School Teacher at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel, IL for many years.

Survivors include :
Son – Dale T. (Gail) Henkhaus, Alhambra, IL
Daughter – Doris J. (Michael) Driscoll, East Saint Louis, IL
Daughter – Karen A. (Darrel) Landolt, Highland, IL
Daughter – Kay E. (Randy) Coleman, Aiken, SC
Grandchild – Trevor D. (Heather) Henkhaus, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Jessica G. (Kerry) Ketcham, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Tyrel E. (Ronie) Henkhaus, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Ryan M. (Valerie) Driscoll, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Molly B. (Kyle) Thornton, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Zachary P. Coleman
Grandchild – Alexander T. Coleman, Aiken, SC
Grandchild – Shelby C. Coleman, Aiken, SC
Great Grandchild – Kylie Ketcham
Great Grandchild – Koy Ketcham
Great Grandchild – Teyton Henkhaus
Great Grandchild – Liam Thornton
Great Grandchild – Tenley Henkhaus
Great Grandchild – Maci Thornton
Great Grandchild – Tegan Driscoll
Great Grandchild – Colton Driscoll

She was preceded in death by :
Father – Henry F. Klenke
Mother – Christina A. Klenke, nee Ziegler
Husband – Theodore D. Henkhaus – Died 3/3/2011
Brother – Elmer Klenke
Brother – Harold Klenke
Sister – Irma Henkhaus
Brother – Norman Klenke
Brother – Orville Klenke

Arrangements are being handled by Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra, IL and from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra, IL.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra, IL., with Pastor John Mindrup officiating.

Interment will be at Salem Cemetery in Alhambra, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice or Salem United Church of Christ.

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