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Joseph D. Henne, 99, of Cridersville, died at 5:12 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
He was born on April 23, 1913, in Salem Township, near Kossuth, the son of Daniel and Ethel Richardson Henne, and they preceded him in death.
On July 31, 1937, he married Evelyn L. Rasneor, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 2, 2006.
He is survived by a sister, Donna Mae Fritz of Wapakoneta; a sister-in-law, Nina Henne of Cridersville; his nieces and nephews, Dorothy (Berry) Silver, Joy (Keith) Rohm, Barbara Glass, Bruce Rasneor, Mark Rasneor, Lynda Pruitt and Clark Rasneor; many great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
He is preceded in death by an infant son, Larry Joseph Henne; a brother, Robert Henne; a sister, Opal Wright; three nephews and nieces, Don E. Wright, Ned Glass and Shirley Glass McEvoy Kemp.
Mr. Henne was a retired welder, engineer and consultant with Clark Equipment Company, formerly known by the Baldwin Lima Hamilton Company. Even after retiring, he traveled around the world as a consultant for the company.
He was a lifelong member of the American Welding Society, a member of the Cridersville United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Elk’s Lodge 1170 of Wapakoneta.
He was an avid golfer and a former member of the Wapak Country Club. He enjoyed being a councilor for the village of Cridersville for years.
Funeral services will begin at noon Wednesday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The Rev. Nola Heilman will officiate.
Burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery near St. Marys.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cridersville United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com.