Myrle W. Huenink

April 7, 1917 Oct. 11, 2010

Myrle W. Huenink of Waukesha died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Union Grove at the age of 93. He was born April 7, 1917, the son of William A. and Anna (nee DeBruine) Huenink.

Myrle was a graduate of Cedar Grove Memorial Academy and a 1946 graduate of Carroll College, where he received degrees in theology and philosophy. Myrle proudly served in the U.S. Army, where he retired as a major. In 1947, he married his wife, Lauretta (Wiedenhoeft) Huenink. He worked for many years as a systems analyst for Waukesha Motor Works until his retirement in 1979. Myrle was a member of the Oldtimers at Waukesha Engine, a member of the Toastmasters and a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, where he participated in the Bible study program.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Lauretta of Union Grove; his son, Richard (Gladys) Huenink of Waukesha; his daughter, Kathleen (Kurt) Debus of East Dundee, Ill.; his seven grandchildren, John (Katherine) Huenink of Waukesha, Heather (Matthew) Hull of Dubuque, Iowa, William Huenink of Glendale, Ariz., Benjamin (Catherine Whetzel) Debus of Ferndale, Mich., Megan Debus of Columbus, Ga., Samuel Debus of Goodyear, Ariz., and Bailey Debus of East Dundee, Ill.; and his six great-grandchildren, Meg, Lucy and Cooper Huenink, and Foster, Owen and Merrick Hull. He is further survived by his sister, June Claerbaut of Oostburg, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ken and Harold; and his sister, Pearl Nyenhuis.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 4 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Oct. 17, at First Presbyterian Church, 810 N. East Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Dee Talley will preside. Full military honors will follow the service at the church.

If desired, memorials are appreciated to Carroll University (Office of Advancement), 100 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for the complete obituary or to leave an online tribute.