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Myrna L. Henning

Funeral services celebrating the life of Myrna Henning, age 82, of Mayer, took place Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer. Myrna died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007 at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

She was born June 1, 1925, in rural Mayer, the daughter of Herman and Hulda (Ketcher) Domras. Myrna was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer July 12, 1925 by the Rev. F. W. Erthal, and was confirmed into the faith at the same church April 2, 1939 by the Rev. Elmer Schwandt.

Myrna attended the Zion Lutheran School.

She married Edgar Henning May 7, 1944, at the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in New Germany.

Myrna went through hard times in her life, which made her value what she had. She enjoyed telling others of all the changes she had seen in her lifetime.

She loved her life on the farm and enjoyed her flowers, especially roses. Myrna liked to cook for her family, everything from apple pies to homemade bread. She spoke fluent German, which is where her favorite sayings originated.

Myrna read from her Bible every day, and loved watching and spending time with her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edgar; her sons, Darrell and Leander; brother Raymond Domras; and brother-in-law Harold Henning.

Myrna is survived by her daughter, LaJean Henning of Mayer; son Larry Henning (Janice) of Plato; grandchildren Michael Henning (Christine) of Alexandria, Michelle Pitt (Adam) of Fridley, and Melanie Crawley (Brian) of Cottage Grove; great-grandchildren Tiffany, Spencer, Tyler, Ethan, Carter, and Katelyn; sister-in-law Luella Domras; niece Eileen Daak (George); nephew Ralph Domras (Norma); her dog Charles; as well as other relatives and friends.

The Rev. Lucas Woodford officiated at the 11 a.m. funeral service. The organist was Helen Bunge. Musical selections included “Rock of Ages,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” and “Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me.” Interment was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Serving as casket bearers were Michael Henning, Christine Henning, Michelle Pitt, Adam Pitt, Melanie Crawley, and Brian Crawley.

Arrangements were with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America.