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Information for Marion Weiderspon Henkel

15 January, 1908 - 30 March, 1996

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

1 April, 1996
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Marion W. Henkel

    Marion W. Henkel, 88, of Parma, died Saturday, March 30, 1996, in an Ontario, Ore., nursing home.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Nyssa Lienkaemper Chapel.  The Rev. Wayne O. Haas will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Parma, Idaho, Cemetery.  Services are under direction of the Nyssa Lienkaemper Chapel.
    Mrs. Henkel was born Jan. 15, 1908, at Philadelphia, N.Y., the daughter of John and Kathrine Schlothower Weiderspon.  At an early age she moved with her family to northeastern Colorado, where she was raised and educated.
    She married Fred Henkel in 1927 at Brighton, Colo.  They farmed in Brighton until 1941, when they moved to the Parma-NuAcres, Idaho, area where they continued to farm.
    She was an avid gardener, and especially enjoyed raising flowers in her garden.
    She enjoyed people very much, and always called everyone "Honey."  She also loved to fish.
    She is survived by her son, Merlin Henkel of Eagle; a daughter, Joan Mitchell of Brighton, Colo.; a sister, Esther Erlich of Wiggins, Colo.; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son and three brothers.
    Memorials may be made on Marion's behalf to Presbyterian Community Care Center, c/o Lienkaemper Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Ontario, Ore. 97914.

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