Robert "Bob" Henke, Janesville, WI
May 28, 1935 - August 22, 2017
Robert “Bob” L. Henke, age 82, of Janesville, passed away at home on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. He was born to the late Fred L. and Laura (Thornton) Henke in Janesville on May 28, 1935. Bob graduated from Janesville High School in June of 1953. He married Elsie M. Hemiller on May 14, 1955, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Janesville. He honorably served in the United States Army, and was a lifetime member of the VFW Club Post 1621. Bob was employed by Libby McNeil and Libby of Janesville through many changes, and after 44 years retired from Seneca Foods in Janesville in 1997.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie Henke; two sons, Michael (Janet Arnold) Henke of Janesville and David (Rebecca Gerber) Henke of Oconto; five grandchildren: Katherine (Shane) Barr, Joseph, Jeffrey, Patrick, and Jensen; great-grandson, Aidan Barr; two siblings, Dolores Barlass of Janesville and Edward Henke of Milwaukee; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Allan Henke; and siblings, Fred J. Henke and Rose Ellen Sterk.
A Funeral Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017, at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY with Rev. Joseph Baker officiating. A visitation will be held on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME. Interment will be on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. For online condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com