Bernes “Bernie” Henken

Date of Death: Jan 09, 2013
Bernes “Bernie” Henken
[highlight_text] (1926 – 2013) [/highlight_text] Bernes “Bernie” Henken, 86, of Burnett, died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at The Christian Home in Waupun.


[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.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.[rightcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Bernie Henken will be held Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Calvin Vande Zande officiating.[rightcolumn]

[highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery.


  1. Dick/Roberta Rens Says: January 11, 2013 at 3:10 am

    To the family of Bernie, sorry to hear of his passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bermie was truly one great American and his accomplishments left the world a better place.

  2. Brenda Cull (Nelson) Says: January 11, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family for thier lost of this loved one. He was a loving, kind hearted man whom will be missed deeply by all.

    God Bless you all

  3. Cindy Neumann Says: January 11, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    My pray and thoughts are with you

  4. John Bett Says: January 11, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Randy and Michelle. —

    Sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are currently in California for a week and will not be able to attend the wake.

  5. mary jane lau Says: January 12, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Dear Karen, You and your family have our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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