Clara Henkels

Clara Henkels

Clara Henkels was born on September 29, 1924 in Carson Township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota to the late Henry and Sara (Friesen) Teichroew. She received her early education in country school and graduated from Mt. Lake in the Class of 1942. She then moved to Windom where she worked at Worthmore Department Store. On May 20, 1950, Clara was united in marriage to Bernard “Bud” Henkels at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Heron Lake. After marriage, Clara and Bud lived in Southbrook Township where they farmed. This marriage was blessed with five children, Gery, Sandra, Meriam, Kevin and Jeff. In 1984, they moved off the farm and into Dundee. Bernard passed away in 1998. After his death, Clara continued living in Dundee until moving to Heron Lake in 2014 where she currently resided. Recently, Clara’s health began to decline and she was admitted to the Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where she passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2015, at the age of 91. Clara was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Heron Lake where she was a member of WCCW. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Extension Club. Clara enjoyed gardening, quilting, sewing, embroidery, crocheting, crossword puzzles, cards-especially pinochle. The grandchildren and great-grandchildren loved to play dominoes and cards with her and time spent together with her family was a highlight for Clara. Clara is survived by her five children, Gery Henkels of Columbus, OH; Sandra (Ron) Kaufman of Heron Lake; Meriam Henkels (Randy Hiben) of Crystal; Kevin (Michelle) Henkels of Bloomington; Jeff Henkels (Leslie) of Crystal; nine grandchildren, Aaron Kaufman (friend Steph), Jaime (Scott) Robinson and their children, Brooke and Megan; William Kaufman; Nicholas (Natasha) Henkels; Scott Henkels; Theresa (Dan) Dirks and their children, Tyson, Jaydin and Xandyr; Dustin Henkels and his son, Ethan; Neil Kaufman and his children, Mason and Kaden; and Octavia Henkels; two siblings, Arnie Teichroew of Jeffers and Katherine Perrigo of Washington; and many nieces and nephews.
September 29, 1924 - December 13, 201509/29/192412/13/2015
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Clara Henkels was born on September 29, 1924 in Carson Township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota to the late Henry and Sara (Friesen) Teichroew. She received her early education in country school and graduated from Mt. Lake in the Class of 1942. She then moved to Windom where she worked at Worthmore Department Store.On May 20, 1950, Clara was united in marriage to Bernard “Bud” Henkels at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Heron Lake. After marriage, Clara and Bud lived in Southbrook Township...

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Dec
18
Visitation
Friday, December 18 2015
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
321 9th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
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Visitation will also take place for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Dec
19
Service
Saturday, December 19 2015
02:30 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
321 9th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
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