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HENZE, Ernest 1922-2008

HENZE, VANDEEST, ANDREESSEN

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/6/2010 at 15:11:31

Ernest Ervin Henze, 85, of Grundy Center, Iowa, died at his residence in Grundy Center, Iowa on Monday, July 28, 2008. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Colfax Center Presbyterian Church in rural Holland. Pastor Larry Hoop will officiate. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center. Visitation is Wednesday from 4-8 PM with the family greeting friends from 6-8 PM, at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Ernest was born November 26, 1922, in Comfry, Minnesota, the son of August Christian and Gepka (VanDeest) Henze. The family moved to Holland when Ernest was 4 years old. He attended school in Holland thru the 8th grade. On November 28 1947 he was united in marriage to Verlyn Pauline Andreessen at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church in rural Holland. Ernest worked as a framer for many years. The couple moved off the farm and into Grundy Center in 1971. Ernest worked at Mid Equipment in Grundy Center as a Supervisor of Production. He then went to work for Brockway Plumbing and Heating in Grundy Center before he retired in 1987. He was a member of the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Verlyn of Grundy Center, Iowa; one son Paul and his wife Linda Henze of Storm Lake, Iowa, two granddaughter Anne and Lisa Henze both of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a brother Clarence Henze of Holland, and four sisters Jeanett Meester of Grundy Center, Iowa, Sophia and her husband John Muller of Parkersburg, Iowa, Ella Meints and Julia Muller both of Grundy Center, Iowa and a sister in law Violet Henze of Grundy Center, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother George Henze and triplet siblings an infant brother, and infant sisters Lena and Susie.


 

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