Robert F. Henkle, MD, 87
June 27, 1928 — Dec. 14, 2015
Robert F. Henkle, MD, age 87, formerly of North Milwaukee Street, Port Washington, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at his residence at Newcastle Place in Mequon.
Bob was born on June 27, 1928, in Des Moines, Iowa, son of Kenneth and Pauline Fenton Henkle. On Dec. 28, 1951, Bob married Marjorie L. “Marge” Quinn of Des Moines in Iowa City, Iowa. From June 1953 until June 1956, Bob served in the U.S. Air Force, discharged with the rank of captain.
After a few years based in various states between his medical training and his military service, the Henkles settled in Port Washington. Most residents were familiar with his clinic on West Monroe Street. He retired from practice in 1991.
Bob was a founding member and faithful leader of St. Simon the Fisherman Episcopal Church in Port Washington. He enjoyed a lifelong love of music and singing. He and his wife loved to share music with family and friends. Their home was filled with music and song for family and holiday gatherings. Bob was a barbershopper, sang with the St. Mary’s Church Choir and Newcastle Place. He had been on the board of directors of the Cedar Campus in West Bend for more than 10 years. Bob was an active volunteer with the Meals On Wheels Program, Interfaith Caregivers and the Port Washington Food Pantry. He enjoyed playing and watching golf and sprucing up the yard. Bob and his wife Marge enjoyed playing bridge and sheepshead. Marge preceded him in death on Nov. 11, 2013. He and the boys continued to play poker when they could.
He is survived by his six children, Kathryn “Kathy” (Bill) Mulligan, MD, of Shererville, Ind., Joseph “Joe” (the late Gloria) Henkle of Springfield, Ill., Robert “Bob” Henkle of Port Washington, William “Bill” (Mary) Henkle of Port Washington, Patricia “Patti” (Tony) Depies of Sturgeon Bay and Daniel “Dan” (Steve Kawa Henkle) Henkle Kawa of San Francisco; 18 grandchildren, Caitlin (Steve) Newark, Quinn Mulligan, Ben, Sarah and Laura Henkle, Bobby, Talia, Tricia and Amanda Henkle, Lauren, Annie, Joe and Carolyn Henkle, Patrick, Alex and Monica Depies and Katherine and Michael Henkle-Kawa; two sisters, Marilyn (the late Paul) Gorham of Indianola, Ind.and Jane (the late Tom) Crane of Springfield, Va.; sister-in-law, Mary Jane (the late Patrick) Ryan of Kettering, Ohio; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 430 N. Johnson St., Port Washington. Rev. Julian V. Hills of St. Simon the Fisherman Episcopal Church, Port Washington will preside. He will be interred at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the Poole Funeral Home, 203 N. Wisconsin St., Port Washington and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church prior to service.
Memorials to St. Simon Church, 3448 N. Green Bay Road, Port Washington, Interfaith Caregivers, 166 W. Dekora St., Saukville or the Port Washington Food Pantry, 1800 N. Wisconsin St., Port Washington are appreciated.
Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington, Wisconsin. Information and condolences at www.poolefh.com or 284-4431.