Joseph J. Henning, 32

Joseph James Henning, age 32, of St. Cloud, formerly of Cokato and Howard Lake, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014.

He was born May 23, 1982, in Minneapolis, to James and Sherrie. Joe was baptized June 27, 1982, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Minneapolis; and confirmed in his faith in Bemidji in 1996.

Joe graduated from Faribault Academy in 2000. After graduation, he continued his education through several accomplishments in the technology field at St. Cloud Technical College.

He was known for his love of computers and ongoing technology projects. Anyone with a computer problem knew they could ask Joe.

With a never-ending thirst for knowledge, Joe continued taking classes to better himself. He received many certifications, such as, CompTIA, Network K+ Certified, A+ Certified CE, Certified Wireless Network Administrator, and Certified Wireless Technology Specialist. His latest project was to become a volunteer examiner for Amateur Radio License.

Joe was so proud of his accomplishments and would call us immediately. He loved talking, and discussing his work and hobbies with all.

He is survived by his mother, Sherrie (Greg) Terning; brother Travis (Robyn) Henning; niece and nephew, Mason and Madison; step-brother Brent (Chelsea) Terning and children, Morgan, Oliver, and Claire; step-brother Jared (Amy) Terning and children, Gavin, Mallory, and Hayden; grandma Manetta Penner; great aunt Deloris Leifermann and special friend, Aly Fox.; grandparents Norman and Elmie Henning; aunts Kim and Linda; uncles Wayne and Dan; cousins Matthew and Katherine; other relatives; and many friends.

Joe was preceded in death by his father, James Henning; grandfather Clarence Penner; and great-grandma, Clara Pfeil.

A Celebration of Life service took place at Stockholm Lutheran Church in Cokato Thursday, July 17 at 1 p.m., followed by interment in the church cemetery.

There was visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements were handled by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato.

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