John “Jack” Henry

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John "Jack"

Henry, John R. “Jack”
Called home to the Lord on Thursday July 10, 2014 after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio on July 3, 1930. Loving husband to wife Betty for 58 years. Proud father of sons Craig (Lee Toll), Alan (Tricia), and Brian (Kristine). Proud “Papa Jack” to grandsons Harrison, A.J., and Nolan. Fond brother of Edith Freeman.
Jack was trained as an electrical engineer graduating from Valparaiso University. He worked to develop advanced electronic systems for the aviation industry and went on to a long career in electronic circuit board sales. Jack and Betty moved to Franklin, Wisconsin in 1960 to raise their family. Jack was active in local politics and served on the Franklin Public School Board for many years. Past member of Tuckaway Country Club in Franklin. Jack’s true passion was vintage steam trains. As an avid railroad buff, Jack served as a Chairman of the Chicago Chapter of the NRHS. He was an active volunteer for the Vintage Steam Locomotive Milwaukee Road #261. A visitation to celebrate Jack’s legacy will be held Friday, July 18, at the FUNERAL HOME from 4:00-7:00PM with a Memorial Service at 6:30PM. Special thanks to the caring staff at the Regency of Brookfield and the Brookfield Rehab Center for their care and compassion. Memorials in Jack’s name to the family appreciated.

Past Comments

Bonnie (Geisler) Zgola

I’d like to extend my deepest and sincerest sympathy to Betty and all the family. It’s hard to know what to say at a time like this, to ease your sorrow and pain, but I do know that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is by your side, holding your hand and leading you through this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Bonnie Zgola (Florence and Ted Geisler’s daughter)

Michele McFarland

The entire Henry family have my sincerest sympathy for their loss. May all of your happiest moments help to ease the pain you are feeling at this time. Having lost my husband in February I definitely know what all of you are feeling. May God be with you at this time of sorrow. Michele McFarland

Harrison Henry

Jack was my grandfather, he was a loving and caring man! He will be deeply missed by myself and the rest of my family. He and I have done so many great things together, and it will be hard to get on another train without thinking that he is there by my side. Hopefully some day we will reunite again.

Victoria Cilwik

Dear family,
It is so sad to read that Mr. Henry has passed away. May your memories of him as well as a hope of being reunited one day – John 5:28,29 – bring you the peace and comfort you need at this time.

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