Michael "Mike" Lee McHenry
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Michael "Mike" Lee McHenry, age 54, of Yankton, South Dakota died Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at his residence.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM on Monday, April 28, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton, South Dakota with Reverend David Lund officiating. A cremation will take place following the funeral service and a private family inurnment will take place in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton at a later date. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a prayer service and video tribute at 7:00 PM. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the funeral on Monday at the church.
Pallbearers are Jim Vavra, John Harper, Jerred Hysell, Troy Kabella, Alan "Corky" Livingston, and Brian "Butch" Wieseler. Honorary pallbearers are Terry Fiedler, Jim Carlson, Ray Goeden, Paul Schaefer, Bob LaFave, Richard Ostrem, and Randy Hlavac.
Michael "Mike" McHenry was born June 22, 1959, in Yankton, South Dakota to Alvin and Arlene (Hlavac) McHenry. He grew up in Yankton and graduated from Yankton High school in 1977. He then attended VoTech. training in Springfield, South Dakota and received his plumbing license. He started McHenry Plumbing in Yankton which he continued for over 30 years. He most recently was working for Avera in Yankton.
He loved working outdoors and working with his hands. He enjoyed working on his Jim River property, fishing, boating, but most of all spending time with his family and friends and helping them with their projects. Mike loved playing horseshoes and entertaining everyone with fish fry's, BBQ's and cards. Mike loved life and cared for everyone he met. He was a role model, friend, mentor and everything he did was to bring people together. He always had a goal and there wasn't a job he wouldn't help with.
Survivors include his five children: David (Hilde Wyffels) McHenry of Tea, South Dakota; Carrie (Eric) Pohlen of Hospers, Iowa; Chasity McHenry of Yankton; Daniel (Megan) McHenry of Lake Park, Iowa; and Crystal (Homero Medina) McHenry of Yankton; eight grandchildren: Collin Parker; Haley, Tyler, and Lindsey Pohlen; Nikolas, Anthony, and Zachary McHenry, and Diego McHenry; mother, Arlene McHenry of Yankton; brother, Kevin (Karen) McHenry of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and sister, Cheryl (Pat) Jansen of Greenwood, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin McHenry and grandparents: Lloyd and Arlene McHenry, Donald and Adeline Mach, and Alfred Hlavac.
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To the Children, Grand children and Family. With Heavy heart we mourn your loss. Mike will always Be in our hearts. Our prayers go out to you.
We are so sorry for your loss and this catches us totally off guard. He was so young. Ron and Michael were friends for many years. Our deepest condolences to the family.
Ron and Claudia Pullman
To all of the family and friends of Mike, we send our condolences to you! Also our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you in mind!
Don and I was so shocked to hear of Michael's passing our deepest sympathy to his family and friends he was a great guy to be around he will be surely missed!!!
don and vi heimes
Mikes Family. We are so sorry to hear about mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Marlon and Julie Huber
Dear Arlene, Kevin, Cheryl, and Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hold onto the wonderful memories you have of Mike. We are with you in spirit during this difficult time! Love, Debbie Deer Hunt & Roger Hunt
Debbie Deer Hunt, Roger Hunt
I know that no words can help ease the pain and loss that you are feeling right now. Just be certain of this - Mike loved you all unconditionally ~ that is the best gift of all. May God's love comfort you during this most difficult time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss. I know he loved you all very much. May God Be With You!
Mary,Chasity,Crystal & family
We are so sorry to hear of Mike's passing away. Sending our deepest sympathy Rick & I will be thinking of all of you
Rick & Barb Masterson
Am still in shock, prayers to his family and he will always have a special place in our hearts
Doug & Brandi Jensen
We are sorry to here of Mike's sudden death. He was a lot of fun, a good employee and a hard worker and friend.
Bill and Laura Fejfar
To Mike's family and friends. We are sorry to here of Mike's sudden death. He was a good employee, friend and hard worker.
Bill and Laura Fejfar
I'm so sorry for you loss. Mike was a great guy that came from a great family. I always enjoyed his company and to this day reflect back on some great memories. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and kisses to all of you.
Jill Anderson - Gilman
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
A note of condolence to family and friends. I was acquainted with Mike over the years - did not know him well but have friends that did. Interestingly, as I had not seen Mike in a long while, I did see him very recently out at the Jim River. Had a good visit as I always enjoyed Mike. Nice guy! Sincere Sympathies.
Mike Murphy, Yankton
So sorry for your loss, Had a lot of good times at his fish frys and card partys,, He will be missed by all
Doug Pearson and family Mankato MN
David, Carrie, Daniel and others-
We were very saddened to see your father passed away. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Be strong.
Brad, Jodi and Nathan List
I remember Mike from our days at YHS. Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers for his family and friends.
me and dave really miss you grandpa.
I love and miss you grandpa.
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