Irma M. Henkhaus, age 88 of Hamel, IL, died Sunday, February 14, 2016, at Liberty Village in Maryville, IL.
She was born September 19, 1927, in Edwardsville, IL, the daughter of Henry and Alice (nee Ziegler) Klenke.
On June 22, 1947, she married Earl E. Henkhaus who passed away August 9, 2005.
She was a member of Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel.
Irma was born in Pin Oak Township and grew up on the family farm in Alhambra Township. While growing up she helped with all chores and worked in the fields on the farm. The early years of her marriage she worked as a grocery store clerk at Tri-City and Kroger. Then started her family and stayed at home and raised her four children. She and her husband later owned Henkhaus Grocery Store in Hamel, IL for 7 years. Then she and her husband moved to her families farm. She helped her husband with the usual farm work until retiring in 1989. They moved to Hamel in 2002. She enjoyed crocheting, the St. Louis Cardinals, gardening and attending her grandchildren’s sport activities and spending time with them.
Survivors include :
Son – Ronald E. (Sue) Henkhaus, Overland Park, KS
Daughter – Maureen (John) Stahl, Pleasant Hill, MO
Daughter – Kathryn (Randy) Pfeiffer, Edwardsville, IL
Daughter – Linda (J.C.) Webb, Collinsville, IL
Grandchild – Kris (Jennifer) Henkhaus
Grandchild – Kurt (Rachel) Henkhaus
Grandchild – Rebecca Henkhaus (Husband Greg Smith)
Grandchild – Richard (Sarabeth) Stahl
Grandchild – Rachel (Ben) Martens
Grandchild – Melissa (Matthew) Blume
Grandchild – Justin Pfeiffer
Grandchild – Travis (Clary) Pfeiffer
Grandchild – Paul (Audra) Bickline
Grandchild – Jake Bickline (Special Friend Maddie Thompson)
Grandchild – Julie Bickline
Step Grandchild – Sara (Ben) Lesire
Great Grandchild – Paige Stahl
Great Grandchild – Briely Stahl
Great Grandchild – Mallory Stahl
Great Grandchild – Brantley Martens
Great Grandchild – William Henkhaus
Great Grandchild – Jonathan Henkhaus
Great Grandchild – Steven Henkhaus
Great Grandchild – Lawrence Henkhaus
Great Grandchild – Hughes Pfeiffer
Great Grandchild – Jettie Pfeiffer
Great Grandchild – Kaden Blume
Great Grandchild – Leah Blume
Great Grandchild – Maria Blume
Great Grandchild – Eva Henkhaus
Great Grandchild – Remy Smith
Step Grandchild – Luke Lesire
Step Grandchild – Audrey Lesire
Brother – Norman (Ana) Klenke, Centralia, MO
Sister – Velma Henkhaus, Alhambra, IL
Former Son In-Law – Michael Bickline, Highland, IL
She was preceded in death by :
Father – Henry Fred Klenke
Mother – Alice C. Klenke
Husband – Earl E. Henkhaus died 8/9/2005
Brother – Elmer Klenke
Brother – Harold 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 17, 2016, at Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra, IL and from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel, IL.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel, IL., with Rev. Benjamin Ball officiating.
Interment will be at Saint Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Hamel, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery or VITAS Hospice.