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Richard Henning, 84

Richard “Dick” Henning, age 84, of Watertown, formerly of Maple Plain, passed away with family by his side Monday, June 8, 2020, at his home.

A private memorial service will take place Saturday, June 13 at Lyndale Lutheran Church in Lyndale. Inurnment at a later date will be in the Lewis Cemetery in Maple Plain.

Arrangements by the Iten’s Watertown Chapel.

Dick was born to Edwin and Audrey (Thoreson) Henning at Cottage Hospital in Watertown Aug. 25, 1935. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

Dick attended the Delano Public Schools, graduating in 1953. He married Grace Roeser Jan. 15, 1955 in Chanhassen. He and Grace enjoyed 65 years of marriage living in the house he built on Copeland Road and raising three daughters and a son.

Dick was a lifelong member of Lyndale Lutheran Church, serving for many years on the church board and Lewis Cemetery board. He was also a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local #10 for over 50 years.

Dick was a hard-working man. He could fix anything – cars, tractors, furniture, and shingling his house when he was in his 70s. He was a talented woodworker; carving fish decoys. In his later years, he took up painting. Dick enjoyed car racing, especially the Indy 500, deer hunting at his farm in Twin Valley, and spending time at his cabin on Big Sauk Lake.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Audrey; parents-in-law Leonard and Lorraine Roeser; grandson Scott Henning; brother-in-law Al Klinglehutz; and sister-in-law Elaine Roeser.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Grace; daughters Danice (John) Motzko, Kathy (Thomas) Huffman, Jodi (Justin Anderson) Henning; son Steven (Brandi) Henning; nine grandchildren Caliste Anthony, Amber (Paul) Hedin, Leah (Kenny) Weyandt, Anisha (Mike) Mueller, Angie Henning, Brett Henning, Andrea Henning, Karisa (Matt) Becker, Quentin (Taylor Connor) Motzko; 13 great-grandchildren Hunter, Helle, Crosby, Hadley, Mason, Cooper, Kellan, Eden, Austin, Lily, Timothy, Brooks and Hunter; brother Gerald (Janis) Henning; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Stanley (Minerva) Roeser, Mary Klinglehutz, Ronald Roeser, James (Gloria) Roeser, Gregory (Gayle) Roeser, Roy (Terry) Roeser, and Cheryl (Richard) Bakke.

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