Jerald "Jerry" Henning

Jerald "Jerry" Henning of Grayling, Mich. died at the age of 63 on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 as a result of an automobile accident in Michigan. A memorial service with visitation and military honors for the U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran was held on Monday, July 21, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, in New Haven, Ind.

Jerry was born to Mary and Walter Henning on Oct. 15, 1944 in Erin.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Grayling, Mich.; and his children, Paul J. Henning of Fort Wayne, Ind., Robin J. (Robert) Fechter of Saukville, Chad E. (Samantha) Henning of Fort Hood, Texas, Traci L. Henning and Tanya Henning of New Haven, Ind.

He is further survived by his loving family: his brothers, Edward (Bernice) Henning, Robert (Yvonne) Henning, Dennis (Tracy) Henning, Ervin Ruhe, Sr. and Norman (Amy) Ruhe Jr.; sisters, Edith Berndt, Carol (Lawrence) Wollner Jr., and Sharon (Rick) Varisco; sister-in-law Barbara Nepp; eight grandchildren, and other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sharon Ann Henning; his parents, Mary Ruhe-Henning and Walter Henning Sr. and Norman Ruhe Sr.; brothers, Walter Henning Jr. and Ronald Nepp; and sister, Marylin (Henning) Kayl.

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