In Memory of

Sally Henke

January 29, 1925 - June 1, 2015
Marcella Magdalene (Theisen) Henke, the daughter of John and Anna (Ruden) Theisen, was born January 29, 1925, in Farley, Iowa. The family moved to Le Mars, Iowa, and Sally attended St. Joseph School. She received her GED in 1974. On January 7, 1948, Sally was united in marriage to Richard Henke in Oyens, Iowa. The couple farmed west of Cherokee. During the early years of their marriage, Sally devoted her time to taking care of her home and managing the busy lives of their eight children. She enjoyed gardening, bowling, playing cards, dancing, and loved to cook and bake for her family. Her banana bread and cranberry rolls were always a hit. She kept up on politics and worked the election polls. Throughout the years, she enjoyed attending the many activities of her grandchildren. The highlight for Sally each year was attending the annual family picnic. She was a member of the I.C. Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters of America,and a volunteer at the Cherokee County Fair for many years. On June 1, 2015, Sally passed away at Country Side Estates in Cherokee. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Elmer and Reynold Theisen; three sisters, Shirley Gengler, Lois Theisen and Therry Weiler. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Richard; Rick (Susan) Henke of Rochester, IL, Dennis (Carolyn) Henke of Waterloo, IA, Karen Henke of Omaha, NE, Darwin (Carmen) Henke of Cherokee, IA, Duane (Marcia) Henke of Larrabee, IA, Konnie (Wally) Leonard of Cherokee, IA, Kim (Grant) Thompson of Thousand Oaks, CA, and Dan (Kathy) Henke of Rowlett, TX; 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Cyril (Helen) Theisen of Remsen, IA, and Ivan (Yvonne) Theisen of Marcus, IA; a sister, Rita McCarty of Spencer, IA; two sisters-in-law, Joan Cronin of Marcus and Rita Theisen of Canby, MN; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 4, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Andrew Henke Jim Leonard Kyle Henke Brandon Henke Cory Henke Nathan Henke Austin Henke
Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. The Catholic Daughters will recite the Rosary at 4:00 p.m. The family will be present from 5:00 until 7:00, and a prayer service will follow at 7:00 p.m.
I.C. Funeral Choir Organist- Charlotte Groves
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Cherokee


Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“To Richard and all of Sallys family --We share your loss with all of you and extend our sympathy in the loss of such a special person. We are so happy we got to know her and will treasure the memories we have of her. Gods blessings to all of you.”
- Dean and Ruby Farland
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Deepest sympathy to Richard and the family members on the passing of Sally. She was a sweet lady.”
- Darlene J. Tesch
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss and want to extend our sympathy to you and your family. Know that our hearts are with you and that we share in your grief. Please accept these words of comfort to help you through this difficult time. Sally was an amazing and wonderful person who cherished her family and friends. A beautiful soul is never forgotten. Caring thoughts will be with you for a long time to come.”
- Roger and Renee Braun
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“So thankful Aunt Sally was able to make that last visit out here with Richard and Cletus. Everyone enjoyed each other so much. May your hearts be lifted by knowing loving thoughts are with each of you. Sharing in your sorrow with loving memories, Anita”
- Anita krug
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sally was a wonderful wife and mother.”
- Opal Rupp
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Several times, before absentee ballots, i was the first person to arrive to vote at the courthouse. Sally would make note of that and i would say: "you were here before me Sally" and she would giggle. what a wonderful lady!!”
- Steve Conley
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all”
- Jamie and Karmen Hodgdon
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Our prayers and love to the Henke family”
- John & Ruth Vander Haag
Monday, June 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Our Prayers and hearts goes out to Richard & All the Henke Familys”
- Reynold & Rita Theisen Family
Monday, June 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“My pastoral love, prayer and prayer I extend to you all as you release blessed Sally into her promised Eternal Life. Only you know fully how deeply she loved and cared for each family member and in that, indeed, is her Blessedness both here among us and Eternally.I will offer Holy Mass for her and you all here at Mary's Hill. ”
- Fr. Gene E. Sitzmann
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