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May 18, 1931 – Friday, September 12, 2014

Service Information
Life in Christ Lutheran Church -Albertville, MN
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
10:30 A.M.

Visitation Information
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
5-8 P.M.

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.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jeannie and Dave Dixon

    Dear Jeanette and family;
    We are in Colorado, on our way to Arizona for a couple weeks. We are in shock to hear that Bob passed away, as we just saw him last week before he left Park View. He was anticipating going home in a day or two. We are so sorry, and have you in our thoughts and prayers. We will contact you when we get home. With our deepest sympathy, Dave and Jeannie Dixon.

  2. Lisa Hoyer

    Jeanette and family; My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I’m shocked as well at the suddenness. Bob was such a dynamic part of the family. He’ll be greatly missed. Lisa Hoyer

  3. Jerry/Jan Dunn

    Our sympathy to your family.


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