Henry C. Henton

TRUMAN – Funeral services for Henry C. Henton, 95, of Truman, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Truman, with Rev. Nathan Rusert officiating. Interment will take place at Nashville Cemetery, rural Winnebago. Henry died peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Truman Senior Living with family at his side. Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Zaharia Family Funeral & Cremation Service of Truman and one hour before the services at the church.

Henry Clay Henton was born Aug. 25, 1917, in Truman, Minn., the eldest son of Bernard and Elsie (Hanson) Henton. He graduated from Truman High School. On Aug. 23, 1942, Henry was united in marriage to Irene Edna Schwanz. They established their home on the family farm in Nashville Township, where they raised their family of five children. A farmer, Henry was also interested in sports and for many years was an active league bowler. In their early retirement years, he and Irene enjoyed winters in Mesa, Ariz., where they socialized with many of their Truman friends. After Irene’s death in 2002, Henry continued to reside in Truman Senior Living. Henry was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Truman throughout his adult life.

Henry will be greatly missed by his children and their families, H.C. Skip Henton and his wife Bonnie of Truman, Sharon Nelson and her husband Doug of Brunswick, Maine, Donald Henton and his wife, Janice of Safety Harbor, Fla., David Henton and his wife Sandy of Fairmont, Gayle Henton of Two Harbors, Minn.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Henry was preceded in death by his siblings, Cecile Armstrong, Bob Henton, Wanda McGinney and Nancy Shea.

A special friend, Verna Slinger also shares in the loss.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Elevator Fund at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Truman.