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Mildred M. Henke

October 19, 2012
The Journal

Mildred M. Henke, age 90 of Gaylord, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society Grandview in St. Peter, MN.

Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, October 20, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord with interment in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday, 10-11 a.m., October 20, at the church.

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Mildred Margaret (Franke) Henke was born on January 12, 1922, in Sibley Township, Sibley County, MN. She was the daughter of Otto and Elsa (Lemke) Franke. Mildred was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth. She received her education at country school.

On April 27, 1941, Mildred was united in marriage to Harold Henke on the family farm in Sibley Township, Sibley County. After their marriage, the couple resided in Gaylord, MN. Mildred was employed at Fingerhut, Franke's Caf and Gaylord Bakery in Gaylord. Mildred and Harold were blessed with one daughter. They shared 48 years of marriage before Harold passed away on April 24, 1990.

Mildred was a life long member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord and was active in many church organizations. Mildred enjoyed gardening and she loved flowers. She especially loved spending time with her daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Blessed be her memory.

Mildred is survived by her daughter, Marlene Johnson and her husband, Victor of Nicollet, MN; grandchildren, Michael Johnson and his wife, Carolyn of Black River Falls, WI, Thomas Johnson and his wife, Kim of Blue Earth, MN, Daniel Johnson and his wife, Patty of Woodbury, MN, Natalie Leonard and her husband, Jeff of St. Peter, MN; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Johnson and his wife, Lindsay of Plymouth, MN, Sierra Johnson of Black River Falls, WI, Abbey Johnson of Black River Falls, WI, Derek Johnson of Blue Earth, MN, Brittany Johnson of Blue Earth, MN, Mitchell Johnson of Woodbury, MN, Matthew Johnson of Woodbury, MN, Joshua Leonard of St. Peter, MN, Danielle Leonard of St. Peter, MN; sisters-in-law, Helen Franke of Mayer, MN, Mildred Henke of Gaylord, MN, and Elaine Franke of Gaylord, MN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Elsa Franke; husband, Harold Henke; sisters, Saila Furch and Bernice Zachow; brothers, Ernie Franke, Melvin Franke, Clarence Franke and Sylvan Franke; sister-in-law, Alice Franke; brothers-in-law, Walter Zachow and Ervin Furch.

Arrangements by Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at Please click on obituaries and guest book



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