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Charles L. Henchen

February 10, 1946 — November 23, 2023

Chippewa Falls

Charles L. Henchen

Charles “Chuck” Leo Henchen, age 77, was called home to our Lord on November 23, 2023.

He was born February 10th, 1946, to Leo and Gertrude (Klauer) Henchen in Neillsville, Wisconsin.

Chuck is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Sharon (Boehm). He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Lori (Jerry) Sorensen, Kristy (Craig) Girard, Tammy (Jim Shoup) Pollock, Teresa (John) Zirbel, Todd (Angela) Henchen, and Shawn (Stephanie) Hillmann; grandchildren, Ashley (Brett), Brenton, Tanner (Lina), Chase (Mary), Alaina (Brendan), Rilee, Nicholas, Taylor, Aidan, Elle, Joshua, and Noah; and great-grandchildren, Sofia and Emily. He will be dearly missed by his sister, Carol Schaub; many other family and friends, and his precious fur baby, Bella Marie.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bruce Henchen.

Chuck grew up on a farm, was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1965. He served our country in the Wisconsin Army National Guard and worked as a tool and die maker. He also resided in both Rice Lake and Chippewa Falls. He was a faithful Christian and a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rice Lake (where he was married to Sharon) and later Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bloomer, volunteering and serving on the board of both churches.

He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, gardening, and using his John Deere lawnmower. He also enjoyed woodworking, playing cards and board games, doing puzzles, restoring and building model trains, and spending time with his grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin at 11:00am on Friday, December 8th, 2023, with Pastor Dan Wonderly officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00am to 11:00am at the church with a lunch to follow the service.

Memorial Trees and Flowers are very much appreciated by the family. In the alternative, donations may be made in his name to the Glioblastoma Foundation.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Charles L. Henchen, please visit our flower store.

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