May 18, 1931 – Friday, September 12, 2014
Life in Christ Lutheran Church -Albertville, MN
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
AT THE FUNERAL HOME IN ST. MICHAEL, MN
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Robert “Bob” Gerald Henke, age 83, of St. Michael, and formerly of Brooklyn Center and Buffalo, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly on September 12, 2014. Bob was born the son of Gust and Alice Henke on May 18, 1931. He served his country as a Korean War Veteran. Worked and retired from NW Bell/US West after 31 years of service. He was a member of The St. Michael American Legion Post # 567 and The V.F.W. Post # 217 in Brooklyn Center. Bob will be remembered for his sense of humor/his jokes and teasing. He loved competitive football and coached youth sports in Brooklyn Center, was an avid golfer, loved fishing at Lake Miltona and Lake Charlotte. He took special joy in the achievements and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his wife of 59 years Jeanette (nee Hammarstedt); daughter: Diane (Tim) McDonald; sons: David (Lori) Henke and John Henke: grandchildren: Jessi (Mike) Gunderson, Kimberly, Jason, Byran (Brooks), Adam (Jackie) and Colin Henke, Patrick and Michele McDonald.; great grandchildren: Morgan & Marin Gunderson; a brother: DuWayne (Mary) Henke; many other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services for Robert “Bob” Henke were held on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at Life in Christ Lutheran Church in Albertville. Pastor Michael Trask officiated.
A visitation was held on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 from 5-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home.
Interment was held on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 1:45 P.M. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Casket Bearers were Steven Henke, Jason Henke, Colin Henke, Patrick McDonald, Mike Gunderson and Douglas Scholz.