Marvin A. Hennings, 90 |
 

Marvin Armond Hennings, a longtime Grafton resident, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, at the age of 90 after a valiant fight against cancer.

He was born in Roscoe, S.D., the son of Armond and Ida (Leissring) Hennings. Marvin was a graduate of Grafton High School and Marquette University, with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a member of Tau Beta Phi honorary engineering fraternity. Early in his career, Marvin worked for Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego, followed by a one-year period in the Navy (1945-1946).

Subsequently, he was in management for Mercury Marine in Cedarburg and Fond du Lac for 35 years. His final management position was as plant manager of the assembly plant.

Marvin was blessed with three wonderful wives through his lifetime. In 1947, he married Dorothy Lindner, from Cedarburg, and together they had two sons, Kevin (Cathy Jamrog) and Kim (Lynn). Dorothy died in 1967. In 1968, Marvin married Beraldine (Kreuger) Jensen. The family grew with Beralís two children, Richard (Patti) Jensen and Sandy (David) Anderson. Beraldine passed away in 2005. Marvin then met Elaine Kortenhof and married her in 2007. The family grew again, with the addition of Elaineís two children, Shelby Kortenhof (Andy Struck) and Sharon Kortenhof. From these three unions came 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Marvin was president of the Grafton School District Board of Education for 14 years. He was also a charter member of the Grace Lutheran Church, serving on the churchís first steering committee and numerous committees through his lifetime. Marvin is also a lifetime member of Rose-Harms Post 355. In his younger days he enjoyed golf and dancing.

Preceding Marvin in death are his parents, Armond and Ida; wives, Dorothy and Beraldine; brothers, Percy, Roy (Carrie) and Earl (Ann); and sister, Larraine.

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Ann, and the rest of his extended family.

Funeral services were held at noon on Monday, March 28, at Grace Lutheran Church, 715 6th Ave., Grafton. Pastor Paul Bulgerin officiated the service. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to noon. He was laid to rest with military honors at Woodlawn Cemetery, Grafton.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to Grace Lutheran Church of Grafton would be appreciated.

The Eernisse Funereal Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com