Henry A. Orth, 79

Henry “Hank” A. Orth, 79, of Hartford, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016.

Henry was born in Milwaukee on June 12, 1936, to the late Philip Sr. and Margaret (nee Lang) Orth. On June 29, 1957 he was united in marriage to Carol Ann Morris in Milwaukee.

After graduating from Boy’s Tech he served in the U.S. Army Reserves Signal Corp. from 1955-62. His first job was at Cutler-Hammer as a methods lab technician. He became a journeyman machinist at Silgan Containers in Menomonee Falls where he worked for more than 30 years until retiring in 1998. He always loved tinkering with mechanical things and could fix anything. Henry loved going to auctions and was in the antique business with booths in antique malls in Beaver Dam and Kewaskum.

He will be fondly remembered by his children, nieces and nephews for his tractor and trailer rides over the countryside and shooting off bottle-rockets at family parties. Camping all over the country was a favorite summer pastime when the children were growing up. He and his wife also did a lot of traveling at home and abroad.

Henry is survived by his loving wife and children, Gregory (Debra), Lisa (Craig) Hesse and Melanie (John) Farrell, and grandchildren, Stephanie, Craig Jr., Andrew, Alexander, Kiley and Olivia. He is further survived by three brothers, Philip Jr. of Texas, John (the late Mary) of Nevada, and Nick (Joan) of Hartford; half-brother, the late Raymond; and sisters-in-law, Sharon (the late Eugene) Orth, Sandra (the late Daniel) Orth, Roberta (Robert) Cruff and Barbara Morris. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial services for Henry will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Shimon Funeral Home (824 Union St., Hartford, WI 53027) with the Rev. Jeffrey Hesse officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends from noon-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Private inurnment will take place in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trees From Home Inc. (2130 W. Brantwood Ave., Glendale, WI 53209-3414) would be appreciated. TFH is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be found at www.shimonfuneralhome.com.