Bernes “Bernie” Henken
Date of Death: Jan 09, 2013
[leftcolumn]Bernie was born October 29, 1926 in Dodge County, the son of Ralph and Frances Vant Hoff Henken. On September 1, 1950 he married Mildred Westhuis in Alto. Following their marriage the couple resided in the Burnett area where they farmed until 1990. Bernie was an active member of the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Waupun. Bernie enjoyed his Belgian horses, and often used them for wagon rides. He also enjoyed his John Deere tractor collection. Bernie loved his family very much, and liked being around many friends and relatives.
Bernie is survived by his wife, Mildred “Millie” Henken; two sons, Harlan (Viola) Henken of Burnett, and Randy (Michelle) Henken of Burnett; three daughters, Marilyn (David) Whiting of Waupun, Brenda (David) Buist of Ferney, NV, and Karen (Brian) Scott of Beaver Dam; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Westhuis of Fond du Lac, and Avorah Henken of Burnett; and a brother-in-law, Pat Vande Berg of Waupun.
Bernie was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Alfred Henken.