LAWRENCE C. "LARRY" HENKE

Born: Sat., Jan. 27, 1934
Died: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018


Vigil Service

7:00 PM Thu., Oct. 18, 2018
Location: Saint James Catholic Church


Funeral Liturgy

10:00 AM Fri., Oct. 19, 2018
Location: Saint James Catholic Church


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A funeral liturgy for Lawrence C. “Larry” Henke, 84, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, October 19, 2018 at the Saint James Catholic Church in Douglas, Wyoming with Con-Celebrants, Father Demetrio Penascoza and Father Andrew Duncan. A Vigil for the Deceased will be held at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, October 18, 2018 also at the church. Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery.
Larry Henke died Friday, October 12, 2018 at his home in Douglas surrounded by his loving family.
Larry was born Saturday, January 27, 1934 in Fashing, Texas the son of Eugene Henry and Selma M. (Fisher) Henke. He was raised and educated in Fashing, where he received his elementary education. He attended and graduated from Saint John’s Prep School in San Antonio, Texas. Following graduation he played two years of minor league baseball, then began his carrier with Plymouth Petroleum Company.  In 1956 was drafted into the United States Army, serving from 1956 to 1958. He returned to Plymouth Petroleum Company and was transferred to Wyoming in 1959, where he met Carol Ann Hytrek of Glendo, Wyoming. They were married on June 10, 1961 in Glendo.  At the beginning of 1962 Plymouth Petroleum Company was sold out. Larry started working for Phillips Petroleum in August, 1962 working various positions up to and including plant superintendent prior to retiring in 1994. His 32 years with Phillips Petroleum allowed him and his family to live in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Wyoming.
Larry and Carol spent their retirement years in Esterbrook, Wyoming, where they enjoyed the mountain life and snowmobiling. They were charter members of the CC Riders Snowmobile Club of Esterbrook.
They built a new home in Douglas, where they have resided since 2005.
Larry was a member of the Saint James Catholic Church and Holy Name Society.
He had a passion for fishing and hunting for elk and geese, and was an avid gardener and keeper of an immaculate yard.
Larry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carol, of Douglas; children, Kay (Mark) Walker of Hartville, Wyoming, Gale (Danny) Martinez of Douglas, Cary (Terry) Higgins of Parker, Colorado, and Lane (Marissa) Henke of Park City, Montana; fifteen grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marina Galloway; and brothers, Emil Henke and Richard Henke.
Serving as pallbearers will be Ross Walker, Brady Martinez, Broc Higgins, Derek Higgins, Jordan Henke, and Joseph Henke. A memorial to the Saint James Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1500, Douglas, Wyoming or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at gormanfh.com

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Frank J Jones
   Posted Sun October 14, 2018
Carol & family - So sorry for your loss. I have not seen any of you for some time but always enjoyed the visits about Esterbrook and the past. Always a sad time. FRANK

Beth wagstaff
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
Gail & megan, my heart is with yoi at this difficult time, beth wagstaff

JC
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
Dear family and loved ones, I was sorry to read about the death of Mr. Henke. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. It has helped me and many others to know that the Bible promises that soon God “will swallow up death forever” (Isaiah 25:8) and that He will bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones (John 5 : 28, 29) . May “the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,” comfort you during your time of sadness (2 Corinthians 1: 3).

Julie Henke Bass
   Posted Wed October 17, 2018
Dear Aunt Carol,
I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Lonnie's passing, and I am sure there is nothing that anyone can say to make it better. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. I wish we could have spent more time together throughout the years, but I do remember fondly, the times when you guys when come to visit in Texas. I remember one Christmas in particular, I was probably around 9 years old and y'all came to San Antonio and brought so many gifts for me and my brother and sister. Love, Julie

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