HENKE, AUGUST A.
August A. Henke, 90 of Appleton, died Saturday March 19, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton. He was born February 3, 1921 in Oshkosh, the son of the late John and Cora (Ruedinger) Henke. August married Dorothy Zarling on February 14, 1941. She preceded him in death in 1997.
August worked at American-Can for 25 years. He also worked part-time as a carpenter for several builders in the Fox Valley area during that time, after which he continued carpentry full time. August enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball, and was an avid Packer fan. As a senior he enjoyed his cribbage and sheep's head.
August is survived by his significant and special friend of 11 years, Ethel Sicard; son, Richard (Connie) Henke, Wisconsin Rapids, daughter, Sandra (Charles) Herr, Friendsville, TN; his extended special family, Weldon, Earl, and Maxine Sicard; five grandchildren, Nathan, Allison, Mariah, Jacob, and Hannah. He was preceded in death by two sons, John and Steven, brother, Herman, and sister, Helen.
The memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME TRI-COUNTY CHAPEL, Menasha, with Rev. Patrick Ryan of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Appleton officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service. Inurnment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh.
August's family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Elizabeth's fourth floor nursing staff and Palliative Care unit for all of their care and compassion.
Wichmann Funeral Home
3212 South Oneida Street