Michael R. Henderson
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Michael R. Henderson, age 64, of Yankton, South Dakota, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

Funeral services are 10:30 AM, on Monday, December 31, 2018 at Faith Alive Church in Yankton with Pastor Jan Voelzke officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Sunday, December 30 at Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton.

Pallbearers are Mason Holitza, Jack Holitza, Rob Haddock, Harry Carner, Kelly Jensen and Tom Watt.

Michael was born June 9, 1954 in Yankton, South Dakota to Ray and Ardis (Hall) Henderson. He grew up in Yankton and graduated from Yankton High School in 1972. Mike then attended Metro State University in Denver, Colorado, graduating with a degree in accounting. After school, Mike worked at a CPA firm, Pyle and Associates, in Sterling, Colorado. On August 9, 1981, Mike married Billie Knapp, in Colorado Springs, CO. In 1983, Mike started his own CPA firm, M.R. Henderson & Company, P.C. In 1995, they moved their family and business to Yankton and lived in Gayville, South Dakota until 2003 when they moved into Yankton. Mike had a passion for his accounting business and loved working with his clients. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and 4 wheeling with his family. He loved the outdoors and going to their cabin in the Black Hills. He enjoyed all sports, but especially the NFL, the Denver Broncos and also his recent obsession with Fantasy Football.

Michael is survived by his wife, Billie Henderson of Yankton; three children: Leanne (Matthew) Holitza of Broomfield, CO; James Henderson of Yankton and Ryan (Amelia) Henderson of Yankton; two grandchildren, Mason and Jack Holitza; his mother, Ardis Henderson of Wakonda, SD; one sister, Kelly Jansen of Yankton; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Ray A. Henderson.

Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.

Billie, James & Ryan, sorry to hear of Michael's passing. Prayers to each of you!

Rex and Pam Bye

My mother took care of Mike when he was young. At the same time he was there so were several of my nieces and nephews. It was a time that I remember fondly.

David Wright

Sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a classmate since Lincoln school days and I enjoyed running into him in recent years. He was especially fun at a class reunion in 2012. My sympathies to the Henderson family. Jay A.

Jay Anderson

Billie , James , and Ryan , my deepest sympathies to all of you. So sorry to hear of Mikes passing . May God be with all of you through this and beyond !

Tammy Mitchell

I am sad to learn this. I went to high school with Mike and spent a lot of weekend time with him and our mutual friends. I especially remember the Sunday road trips to concerts in pastures in Iowa. The 70s! He will be missed.

Joleen Kirschenman

Billie and boys..... Our deepest sympathy goes out to you all. Words are hard to find to say. He's in the hands of our Lord . Rest assured you will see him again one day. May Gods presence keep you in his peace.

David and Brenda Erickson

Going to miss you BUDDY! We always laughed at life!

teresa cox

Billie and family-sorry to hear about Mike. May your happy family memories help you through the difficult days ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Larry and Gail Skove

Billie & family, we are so very saddened by the loss of Mike. He was always so friendly and kind. He helped us with so many things. I will remember his enjoyment playing in the Chamber Golf Day! Our office sends our heartfelt prayers for you all.

Carmen Schramm & the Yankton Chamber Staff

Wow so sorry for your loss....sending love Billie

Lee Henderson

As Leanne's Aunt and Uncle, thank you for a caring and beautiful daughter you brought to our lives. Rest In Peace Mike, and our sincere condolences to the whole Henderson family.

The Maciels

My heart hurts for all of you, and I'm grateful I got a chance to know him.

Chad Clites

Mr. Henderson's daughter Leanne Holitza is one of the great lights of our world. We are blessed to have her. She is ably assisted and supported in her work by husband Matt and Mr. Henderson's grandsons Mason and Jack, who are pretty darn bright lights in their own right too

Frances Thronson

I'll never forget only two days after Leanne was born Mike took his CPA and passed it. It was so launch of his accounting career which he loved so much. Sending our love and prayers to Leanne, Matt, Mason and Jack. Billy James and Ryan. Also A special prayer to Ardis I am sure you are all heartbroken try think of the good memories. Mike, May you Rest In Peace.

Ron and Pat ENGLAND

Leanne, we are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our thoughts and love are with you. xo

Aunt Claire & Uncle Mike

Praying that God comfort and support all of Michael's family and friends with the consoling peace described at Philippians 4:7, "And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds." May this peace bring back wonderful memories of Michael to help comfort and warm your hearts.

Our Sincere condolences,
The Snyders

Leanne and Family, I am so sorry about the loss of your father. Please know our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. You are the best at healing others, so please take time to heal yourself and know you are loved.

Kristen Womer

Leanne, my condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Sending love and peace.

Beth Ziebarth

So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family

Terry Quatrani

Billie and family, I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead.

Cindy Thoman Post

Leanne - So, so sorry for your loss. Remember our South Dakota roadtrip? We spent the night at your Dad's and I remember there were raccoons fighting outside and your Dad scared them away. I was such a city kid I had no idea they made those kind of noises or what else they might do, but your Dad made me feel safe. Love you and thinking of you.

Sunny Knott

Leanne and family, We are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Hold tight to each other and the memories you shared.

Keeping you in our prayers. Safe travels.

Char and Robert Haugen of Broomfield

Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting you in person, I got to know you through your daughter Leanne. You were often a part of her stories and conversations and so hearing about your departure comes with a great sense of loss. You will always remain a part of this world through your daughter who makes this world a better place for us to live in for all of us. Rest In Peace Mr. Henderson. Condolences for the family, may you all have the strength to bear this loss.

Afsheen Ahmad

Leanne, Matt, Mason, and Jack, Our heartfelt condolences to you for the sudden loss of your dad and granddad. Words cannot begin to express the depth of grief you're feeling right now. I hope you feel the love surrounding you from all your family and friends.

Stephanie, Fred, and Ian Soder

I am so sad to hear this. Mike has helped me every year for 13 years with my taxes and always looked forward to his call every year that I forgot something! He helped me a lot with my business and am forever grateful. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

DeAnn McClure

Leanne and family. I'm terribly sorry for this event. I wish you all the best healing and love through the grieving process and this time. He will always be with you in spirit.

Crystal George

Leanne and family, so sorry for your loss. Sending you love.


Billie, so sorry for the loss of your husband. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Alice Gonzales

I am so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. May God comfort you and bring you peace until you meet again.

Angela (Wenzlaff) Shuff

Condolences to the entire Henderson family. I have many great memories of Mike,playing foosball with and against him at Brad's Tap,driving up to Vermillion to listen to rock n roll in the dorm and esp. the many road trips out to Denver to hang out. Because of his hospitality,I met many good people,and eventually made it my home. RIP old friend.

Erik Jacobson

Billie, I am so sorry and saddened to hear about Mike,you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you a hug my dear sweet friend.

Lorrie Daniel

Leanne, Matt, Mason and Jack, we are so sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. Sending our thoughts and love to all of you in this difficult time. Our sympathy to all the family and wishing you peace in the days ahead.

Bill and Gloria Wagner

Billie, Leanne, James, Ryan,
Words can't express the sorrow and shock I felt to learn of the sudden passing of Mike, lessened only by remembering all of the good times and joy he brought to the people whose lives he touched. Praying for you for the strength to deal with your loss.

Gary "Waldo" Bjordal

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