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Kurt Henkel

Kurt G. Henkel

April 24, 1930 - July 7, 2020
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Obituary

Kurt Gerhard Henkel, passed away peacefully on July 7th at the age of 90. Kurt was preceded in death by his wife Renate, his son Conrad and his brother Wilfried. He is survived by his son Paul and daughter-in-law Annemarie (nee Aldrich), grandsons Peter and William and sister Margot as well as numerous close friends from church and his home in the New England Club. Born in Marburg, Germany in 1930, Kurt came to the United States in 1953 and was joined by his fiance, Renate Ritzer, in 1956. He served in the U S Army from 1953 to 1956 during which time he became a naturalized U.S. citizen. Kurt and Renate, his wife of 60 years, made their home in Lake Shawnee, New Jersey for 35 years where they raised their two sons Conrad and Paul. They moved to Cincinnati in 2004. Kurt was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for almost 65 years. A private service will be held on Sat. July 25th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of Cincinnati.
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    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
    Address
    700 Clough Pk
    CINCINNATI, OH 45245
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Sherry Spokas

Posted at 08:29am
Hi My name is Sherry Spokas and I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and enjoyed many interactions at church with Brother Henkel. He had such a sweet spirit and a wonderful sense of humor and was so kind to me and my husband. My sweetest memory of him was when he came to the hospital to visit my husband during one of the many times he spent In there before he died. My husband’s family was from Lithuania and when he and Brother Henkel first met they just had an instant bond. My husband was a lot younger than Brother Henkel, but that age gap made no difference at all. At the hospital, he told us some of his life experiences to which my husband could relate. Most importantly, he brought us love and laughter during a stressful time in our lives and we were so grateful. My sincere condolences for your loss and I know God will comfort you all.

Kevin Sullivan

Posted at 05:23pm
Paul, Annemarie, Peter and William,

Eileen and I are sorry for your loss. Kurt was a good man who we much enjoyed talking with at your Christmas party's.
Kurt joins Renate and Conrad and their journey continues. We're thinking of you guys.

Love
Kevin & Eileen Sullivan and girls.
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