Henrietta E. Dehm, 91, a resident of Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Normal, formerly of Chatsworth passed away at 12:40PM Friday April 22, 2011 at the nursing home.
Funeral services will be 11:00AM Tuesday April 26, 2011 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chatsworth with Jerry Gentes, Minister of Pastoral Care officiating. Visitation will be 10:00AM to 11:00AM prior to services at the church, where memorials may be made to: St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church or Heritage Manor Legacy Care in Normal. Interment will be at the Chatsworth Cemetery.
Henrietta was born August 28, 1919 in Chatsworth, a daughter of William and Etta (DeBuhr) Henrichs. She graduated from Chatsworth High School, class of 1937, and married LaVerne C. Dehm on January 10, 1942 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chatsworth. He preceded her in death on September 12, 2004.
She is survived by: two daughters: Gloria Leach of Tuscola and Karen (John) Feely of Normal; Six grandchildren: Cindy (Andy) Wood of Tuscola, Mark (Jennifer) Flessner of Elmhurst, Stephanie (Mike) Ogden of Normal, Mike (Joy) Feely of Metamora, John (Julie) Feely of Normal, and Tom (Laura) Feely of Normal; Seventeen great-grandchildren: Christian and Courtney Wood, Olivia and Blake Flessner, Maggie Feely, and Thomas, Laine and Ayla Feely.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and her siblings.
Henrietta was a devoted wife and homemaker. She farmed with her husband their entire lifetime in the Livingston County area. She was a charter member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and Bible School for many years. Henrietta was also an active member of the St. Paul Ladies Aid where she served as President, Secretary of Education, and Secretary of Stewardship. She also served as chairman of the alter committee and sang in the church choir.
Henrietta was a wonderful cook, especially known for her delicious pies. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her smile will always be remembered.
The family extends a special thank you to the wonderful staff at Heritage Manor for their kind and loving care.