Obits – Vernon H. Henschen

Vernon H. Henschen

Vernon H. Henschen

Vernon H. Henschen, age 86, of Norwood Young America, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013 at the Waconia Good Samaritan Center in Waconia.
Funeral Service held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church (14735 CR 153) Benton Township, Cologne with Rev. Eric Zacharias officiating; Interment in church cemetery; Visitation at the church Wednesday from noon until the time of the service.
Vernon H. Henschen was born in Benton Township, Minn., on June 21, 1926 to Herbert H. Sr. and Pauline (Gennrich) Henschen. Vernon was Baptized on June 27, 1926 and Confirmed in his Christian faith on March 17, 1940 at Zion Lutheran Church and School, rural Cologne, by Rev. Herman AmEnd.
Vernon honorably served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He loved farming and tractor restoration, spending most of his days on the farm. He collected IH and Farmall tractors and they would appear in parades around the area. Vernon enjoyed being around children and would often listen to old tyme music.
Vernon is survived by his loving family; brother-in-law Duane Lewis of Hammond,Wis.; sister-in-law Carol Henschen of Waconia; nephews and nieces Jonathan and Barb Henschen – Pauline Henschen of Cologne, Rev. Nathan and Rhonda Henschen – Micah and Rebekah Henschen of Aberdeen, S.D., Christie Hanson of Wis., Cindy and Mike Gleasen of Welch, Evan and Rosina Lewis of Wisconsin, Alan Anderson of Belle Plaine, Joan and George Theurer of California, Larry Zellman of Belle Plaine; other relatives and friends.
Vernon is preceded in death by his parents Herbert and Pauline Henschen Sr.; brother Herbert Henschen Jr.; sisters Elda (Edwin) Leikam, Lorna Lewis; nieces Ruth Anderson, Lois Zellman.
Casket Bearers are Alan Anderson, Larry Zellman, Mike Gleasen, Cindy Gleasen, Evan Lewis, Rosina Lewis, Christie Hanson, Rick Haler, Wallace Rolf.
Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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