Janice Hencken, 79, of Huntington, IN, passed away on June 28, 2019 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab Center in Fort Wayne, IN.
Janice was born on October 14, 1939, in Hampton, IA, to Leonard and Madilin (Bryan) Hencken. Her parents preceded her in death.
Janice grew up on a farm near Sumner, IA and graduated from Sumner High School in 1957. While living in Iowa, she was employed at Kroblin Refrigerated Express and in banking. She moved to Indiana from Iowa in 1968. She resided in North Manchester and Wabash before moving to the Huntington area. She was employed in the offices of Peabody Seating in North Manchester and she was a Finance Assistant at CFM and Majestic before retiring in 2006 with 38 years of service. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Huntington, IN. Janice enjoyed crocheting afghans, gardening and her flowers, and going to garage sales. She also enjoyed watching college basketball. Janice always had a jigsaw puzzle going at her house, and she enjoyed going to the movies.
Janice is survived by one brother, Mark (Dawn) Barnholt, Fort Wayne, IN; and one sister, Laura (Denny) Frieden, Huntington, IN. She is also survived by 4 nephews, Aaron Barnholt, Edwin Frieden, Philip Parker, and Joe Henrickson; and 3 nieces, Ashley LaFleur, Pam Clough, and Lisa Henrikson and one great-niece, Enley Frieden.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Renee Parker and Avis Henrikson.
Calling will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church 648 N Lafontaine Street, Huntington, IN.
Funeral Service will follow at 12:00p.m. St. Peter Lutheran Church 648 N Lafontaine Street, Huntington, IN with Rev. Timothy Lorenz officiating.
Interment will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash, IN at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN 46750.
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