Richard J. Henke, Sr., 69, of Brunswick, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday August 2, 2014, surrounded by the love of his family. He was born April 24, 1945, to the late William and Josephine (nee Lhotak) Henke, Jr. in Granite City, Illinois.
He spent 28 years as a plant manager at Feralloy Corporation and in his free time enjoyed camping. He was a genuine “people person” who will be most remembered for his chicken wings and the time he spent with his family, especially his 10 grandchildren.
Richard will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of 49 years, Lois; his cherished children, Sharon (Doug) Lance, Rick (Selina) Henke, Stacey (Jerry) Kocevar and James Henke; his treasured grandchildren, Ryan, Emily, Ashley, Alyssa, Rachel, Jake, Brianna, Brittany, J.J. and Sarah; his loving brothers, William (Doris) Henke and Edward (Jeanette) Henke; and his best friend Dennis, “Big D” Galinski.
Friends may call Wednesday, August 6, 2014, from 4 until 8 P.M., at Waite and Son Funeral Home, 3300 Center Rd., Brunswick. A funeral service will be held Thursday, August 7, at 11 A.M., with Pastor Dave Timm officiating, at Royal Redeemer, 11680 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, with a visitation one hour prior. Richard will be laid to rest at Eastlawn Memory Gardens in Brunswick.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Rd., Medina, OH 44256.
Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com