Joseph D. Henne, age 99 of Cridersville, died at 5:12 p.m., Saturday, June 16, 2012 in St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born April 23, 1913 in Salem Township, near Kosuth, Ohio. He is the son of the late Daniel and Ethel Richardson Henne. On July 31, 1937 he married Evelyn L. Rasneor who died November 2, 2006.
Mr. Henne was a retired welder, engineer, and consultant with Clark Equipment Company, formerly known by the Baldwin Lima Hamilton
Company. Even after retiring he traveled around the world as a consultant for the company. He was a lifelong member of the American Welding Society, a member of the Cridersville United Methodist Church, and was a former member of the Elk’s Lodge 1170 of Wapakoneta. He was an avid golfer and a former member of the Wapak Country Club. He enjoyed being a councilman for the Village of Cridersville for years.
He is survived by a sister Donna Mae Fritz of Wapakoneta; a sister-in-law – Nina Henne of Cridersville; nieces and nephews – Dorothy (Berry) Silver; Joy (Keith) Rohm; Barbara Glass; Bruce Rasneor; Mark Rasneor; Lynda Pruitt; Clark Rasneor; and many great and great, great nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by an infant son – Larry Joseph Henne; a brother – Robert Henne; and a sister – Opal Wright; nephews and nieces – Don E Wright; Ned Glass; and Shirley Glass McEvoy Kemp.
Funeral services will begin at noon on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The Rev. Nola Heilman will officiate. Burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery near St. Mary’s.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cridersville United Methodist Church.
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm