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Charles G. “Hank” Henkenius, 77, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Charles was born on October 29, 1934, in Fort Wayne to Charles C. and Emma (Forsythe) Henkenius.
He married Jean M. Kable on August 27, 1960. She preceded him in death on April 13, 2001.
Charles was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. He worked for Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne and was a member of Moose Lodge 1311 in Decatur.
Hank coached basketball and softball at St. Joseph Catholic School in Decatur, coached Little League and in a girls’ softball league for over 40 years, and was a coach at Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne.
He served his country in the United States Marines Corps.
Survivors include two sons, Leo P. (Rebecca) Henkenius of Goshen and Brian M. (Penny) Henkenius of Decatur; two daughters, Glenda M. (Tony) Meyer of Phoenix, Arizona, and Pam S. (Kerry) Girod of Decatur; one brother, Tom (Lois) Henkenius of Fort Wayne; four sisters, Ruth Teagarden of Fort Wayne; Sr. Carolyn Henkenius of Most Precious Blood in Dayton, Ohio; Emma (Bill) Seelig of Fort Wayne; and Charlene Frieburger of Fort Wayne; and eight grandchildren: Jeremy Henkenius; Brianna, Chelsea, Andrea, and Dustin Henkenius; and Kayla, Karly, and Kinsey Girod.
He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2011, from 4-8 p.m. at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home in Decatur, with reciting of the Holy Rosary at 3:30 p.m., prior to public visitation.
A 9:20 a.m. prayer service will be held on Friday, December 2, 2011, at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with Father David Voors officiating.
Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Decatur, with military graveside rites by the color guard from American Legion Post 43.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School's athletic department or to Bishop Luers' girls' softball program.