Dennis Henning, 71
Oct. 5, 1943 -- April 15, 2015

 Dennis James HenningDennis James Henning, 71 of Grayling, Mich., went to his Heavenly home Wednesday, April 15, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Dennis was born in Milwaukee on Oct. 5, 1943. He was raised in Grafton and graduated from Grafton High School. He joined the U.S. Air Force after graduation and was a Vietnam veteran.

Dennis was the son of the late Walter Henning and Mary (Nepp) Henning. He was raised by his stepfather, the late Norman F. Ruhe.

Dennis married Tracy (Roper) Olender on Sept. 5, 1982, in Grayling.

Dennis was retired from Camp Grayling and the Verizon (Frontier) telephone company. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing pinochle and spending time with his family and friends. He loved his Wisconsin teams: Packers and Badgers.

Dennis attended Grayling Free Methodist Church. He was a member of the Volunteer Defense Force, Retired Military Association, Grayling Eagles and American Legion Post 106. His title was W-4 warrant officer, U.S. Army retired, major, battalion XO, Michigan Volunteer Defense Force, Grayling, Mich.

He is survived by his wife, Tracy; daughters, Valerie Kay and Amber Marie Henning of Grayling; eight grandchildren; mother-in-law, Marge Roper of Grayling; brother-in-law, Mike (Darlene) Roper of Gaylord, Mich.; brothers, Edward Henning, Robert Henning, Erv Ruhe, Norman Ruhe, Jr.; sisters, Eadie (Henning) Berndt, Carol (Ruhe) Wollner, Sharon (Ruhe Varisco); many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ronald L. Nepp, Walter William Henning, Jr. and Jerald (Jerry) Henning; and sister, Marilyn (Henning) Kayl.

Service was held in Grayling with Military Honors.