Henry Joseph Tenwalde

December 8, 1921 - April 8, 2010
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Henry Joseph Tenwalde, age 88 of Lima, died at 2:25 a.m., Thursday, April 8, 2010 in St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born December 8, 1921 in Putnam County, Ohio. He is the son of William and Katherine Bochrath Tenwalde. Both parents are deceased. On February 15, 1947 he married Sue Stanz, who died July 9, 2009.

He is survived by 2 sons – Dennis L. (Cynthia) Tenwalde of Lima; Michael (Petra) Tenwalde of Columbia City, Indiana; 1 daughter – Gloria Tenwalde of Columbus, Ohio; 5 grandchildren – Jonathan Tenwalde, Jeffrey (Jenny) Tenwalde; Amanda Corrigan, Benjamin Tenwalde, and Jacob Tenwalde; 1 step grandson – Sebastian Burns; 4 great grandchildren – Camron Tenwalde, Samuel Tenwalde, Jackson Tenwalde, and Jocee Tenwalde.

He was preceded in death by a step son – Kenneth Stanz and infant twins that died at birth; and siblings – Mary Daley, Victor Tenwalde, Pete Tenwalde, and Louie Tenwalde.

Mr. Tenwalde was a U.S. Army Air Corp and U. S. Army veteran, serving with the 315th Fighter squadron in Tunisia as a bomber tail gunner and then in the infantry in Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Salerno, France, and the Rhineland, discharged September 2, 1945. He was awarded the Distinguished Unit Badge with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Good conduct medal; European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 1 Silver Service Star; and two bronze stars.

He served most of his working life as a restaurant manager eventually owning “Ted’s Barbeque Ranch”. His wife and family were his whole life, a deeply religious man in the Catholic faith, attending St. Charles Catholic Church, but found time to be an avid Cincinnati Reds fan.

Memorial services will begin 6:00 p.m., Sunday, April 11, 2010 in Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The Father Steve Blum will officiate. Military rites will be observed by V.F.W. Post 8445 of Wapakoneta. Burial will be at a later date in Kalida Cemetery, Union Township.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

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Date: Sunday, April 11, 2010

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.

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311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.

Address:

311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Memorial Information

Date: Sunday, April 11, 2010

Time: 6:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.

Address:

311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

 

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Born: December 8, 1921
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