Herbert Hennessey, age 83, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment following in the Glencoe City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota. A prayer service will be at 7:30 P.M. Visitation will continue on Wednesday one hour prior the service at the church.
Herbert Thomas Hennessey was born on June 27, 1933, in Hector, Minnesota. He was the son of Raymond and Irene (Hopman) Hennessey. Herbert was baptized on July 2, 1933, by Father Rhomas Diehl at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hector, Minnesota, and later was confirmed in the Lutheran faith as an adult on April 12, 1959, by Rev. Fred E. Lehne at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fernando rural Stewart, Minnesota. He attended country school thru the 8th grade. Herbert entered active military service in the United States Army on May 12, 1953, and served his country in the Korean War. He received an Honorable Discharge on March 31, 1955.
On October 7, 1959, Herbert was united in marriage to Darlene Penk by Rev. Fred Lehne at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fernando rural Stewart, Minnesota. Herbert and Darlene made their home in rural Stewart and Glencoe, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with three daughters, Shari, Patti and Kelli. Herbert and Darlene shared over 57 years of marriage.
Herbert farmed in Round Grove Township, McLeod County, Minnesota from 1960 – 1986. Farming was his whole life and loved tilling, planting, and harvesting. Herbert was a dedicated dairy farmer and had a passion for his livestock. Herbert and Darlene took pride in working together with field work and caring for the animals on their farm. He was a member at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. When Herbert was unable to attend church, he would listen to televised worship by Pastor Katherine Rood from Christ Lutheran Church and “Christian Worship Hour” by Pastor Harold Salem in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
Herbert enjoyed bird watching, dancing, listening to country western music, serious card playing, Pinochle, listening to daily weather forecasts, watching western movies and the history channel. His favorite actors were John Wayne, Mel Gibson, Alan Ladd, Sam Elliott, Jimmy Stewart and Robert Duvall. Herbert cherished the time spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Herbert passed away on, Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne, Minnesota, at the age of 83 years, 6 months and 11 days.
Blessed be his memory.
Herbert is survived by his:
Wife, Darlene A. Hennessey of Glencoe, MN;
Daughters, Shari Schuft and her husband, Gaylen, of Glencoe, MN,
Patti Covington and her husband, Bill, of Richfield, MN,
Kelli Dallmann and her husband, Mark, of Darwin, MN;
Grandchildren, Justin Schuft, Jordan Schuft, Allyson Dallmann, Lance Dallmann;
Brothers, Bill Renstrom and his wife, MaryAnne, of San Diego, CA,
Gene Hennessey and his wife, Darlene, of Winsted, MN,
Lee Hennessey and his wife, Marlys, of Brownton, MN,
Gerald Hennessey and his wife, Carol, of Winthrop, MN,
Dean Hennessey of St. Cloud, MN;
Sisters, Lorraine Anderson and her husband, Dale, of Dassel, MN,
Marlys Rosenau and her husband Emil, of New Ulm, MN;
Brothers-In-Law, LeRoy Markgraf of Buffalo Lake, MN,
John Steuber of Hutchinson, MN;
Sisters-In-Law, Rosie Hennessey of Minneapolis, MN,
Florence Hennessey of Excelsior, MN,
Frieda Hennessey of Glencoe, MN,
Cindy Hennessey of Gaylord, MN,
LouAnn Hardister and her husband, Mike, of Sonoma, CA;
Many Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives and friends.
Herbert is preceded in death by his Parents, Raymond and Irene Hennessey; Brothers, Robert Hennessey, Delbert Hennessey; Sisters, Darlene Markgraf, Donna Steuber; Niece, Teresa Hennessey; Father-In-Law and Mother-In-Law, Walter and Elsie Penk; Sister-In-Law, Infant Lois Penk.
Ms Allison says
Sorry for the loss of your love one. John 5:28, 29 assures us that Jesus will restore life to those who has died. Revelation 21:3, 4 gives further assurances that death will be swallowed up forever. What a wonderful blessing to look forward to knowing that your loved one is in God’s memory. Hope this thought brings comfort.
Cynthia Abraham Frederick says
My prayers go with you all. I think of you whenever we drive through Glencoe. I have many good memories of visits with you-The Abraham girls and the Hennessey girls. May our loving God wrap His arms around all of you.
Marvin and Gloria Gustafson says
Our Prayers and Blessings go out to you Darlene and family. May he rest in peace. God Bless.
Cynthia Abraham Frederick says
My thoughts and prayers go with you!!! I think of you whenever we go through Glencoe. May our loving Father wrap His arms abound all of you!
Val Uecker says
My sympathy to you all. I’m sorry I was not able to convey my condolences in person, but I have been sick with a horrible cold and did not want to spread it to others. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.