Louis Ray Henningfield, Elkhorn (1925 - 2012)
Louis Ray Henningfield, 87, of W. Jefferson Street, Elkhorn died Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born on the family farm on April 16, 1925, the son of Ernest and Eunice (Kelly) Henningfield.
Louis attended Dover School and Rochester Agricultural School. He married Bernadine Baumeister on Nov. 27, 1943 at St. Mary's Church in Burlington and they were married for 68 years. Louis bred cows through the 1950's and then became a Walworth County Deputy, retiring as a Sergeant after 22 years of service. Retirement did not slow him down as he became very active in the Lakes Area Seniors. He served as president for 8 years and will be remembered for planning many of the wonderful destination bus trips. "Louie" will be remembered in so many ways. He loved playing cards and passed that tradition on to his children and grandchildren. He also loved fishing and received great joy from teaching the grandchildren how to fish and as a result, we all have many great memories from fishing at Alex's pond.
Beloved husband of Bernadine, cherished father of Wayne (Melinda), Steve (Bonnie), and Betty (John) Coates. Dearest grandfather to Kyle, Ryan, Chessie, Whitney, Drew, Nick, Noah, Sarah and Calvin and five great-granchildren. Brother of Marie Kurkman, Dorothy (Robert) Ludwig and Vern (Carol) Henningfield. Louie was loved and will be missed by other relatives and many dear friends. He was preceded in death be a daughter, Sharon; grandsons, Martin, Steven and Nathan; sister, Mildred and brothers, Francis and Edwin.
A private service for the family will be held at a later date. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to the Alzheimer's Association, Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter, 620 S. 76th Street, Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214.
A wonderful life has come to an end; he died as he lived everybody's friend.
The on-line guest registry is at www.haaselockwoodfhs.com. The Henningfield family was assisted by Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Elkhorn.