Connie L. Henningsen, age 79, of Holstein, passed away on Friday, November 01, 2019 at the Elmwood Care Centre of Onawa. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 07, 2019 at 10:30 AM at the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Galva with the Rev. Paul D. Egger officiating. Burial will be at the Morgan Township Cemetery of Schleswig. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 06, 2019 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein.
Connie Lou Henningsen was born on June 10, 1940 in Manilla, Iowa to Howard and Ella (Pruel) Halterman.
She was united in marriage to Gene Henningsen on September 27, 1959. To this union four children were born, Kay, Shannon, Cindy and Darin.
Connie enjoyed being a farm wife and homemaker for her family until 1985 when she and Gene owned and ran a gas station and tire store in Guthrie Center. Connie worked for Gomaco from 1989 to 1992 until they bought Johns Sales in Holstein where she and Gene worked until retirement in 2001. Connie moved to Onawa near her daughters in 2016.
Connie enjoyed bowling, playing cards, quilting and sewing. She was a member of the Iowa Bowling Association. Connie will be remembered for always being a jokester to everyone she met.
She is survived by her children, Kay and Les Sorenson of Onawa, IA, Shannon and Barbara Henningsen of Ida Grove, IA, Cindy and Ron Hausman of Onawa, IA and Darin and Esther Henningsen of La Vernia, TX; grandchildren, Matt Sorensen and special friend Lacey Williams of Wayne, NE, Shilby Henningsen of Ida Grove, IA, Bree Henningsen of Ida Grove, IA, Ryan Henningsen of Battle Creek, IA, Nate and Ashley Hausman of Onawa, IA, Kayla Hausman of Onawa, IA, Mina and Steve Schaerer of Las Vegas, NV, Scotty and Sarah Rife of La Vernia, TX, Tony Sund of La Vernia, TX; great-grandchildren, Lorelai and Maggie Sorenson, Alexia Schaerer , Calab and Joshua Rife, Allie Hausman and Jasmine Shannon. She is also survived by her sister Bernice Koester of Council Bluffs, IA; brother, Delos and Mary Halterman of Elgin, S.C.; sister-in-law, Marlene and Loren Lee of Schleswig, IA; brother-in-law, David and Cathy Henningsen of Ida Grove, IA and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Halterman and Walt and Ella Steckelberg ; husband, Gene; grandson, Joshua Sorenson; parents-in-law, Rayond and Esther Henningsen; sister, Jolene Ricketts; sisters-in-law, Shirley Henningsen and Florence Kepford; brother-in-law, Dwight Kepford; and nephew, Andrew Lingle.
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