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Thomas A. Henkel, age 74, of Allendale, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016, at Providence Health surrounded by family. 

The son of Carl & Pearl Henkel, he was born on February 11, 1942, in Grand Rapids. 

Surviving are his brother, Ray (Nancy) Henkel; daughters, Jana (Scott) Benjamin, and Jodi Kles; sons, Tim (Jill Gillis) Henkel, Tom (Angie Tonielli) Henkel; and Jon Henkel; grandchildren, Caitlyn, Ryan, Alex, Daniel, Eric, Austin, Lucas, Averie, Haleigh, Jake, Tairyn, Ariana, Ashleigh, Jonny, Jayse, and Lexi; great grandchild, Kinsleigh; along with two nieces; three nephews, and their families.   

The family would like to thank all the friends, and family members that helped take care of Thomas, as well as the many people at Fresenius Medical Care, Spectrum Health, Heartland Hospice, Love INC., Four Points, Senior Resources, Comfort Keepers, Providence Nursing and Rehabilitation. 

Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2016, at Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 3627 Linden Avenue S.E. at 36th Street, (one block west of Eastern Avenue),  Grand Rapids,  where memorial services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday. Burial, with military honors, will follow at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at Plainfield Township Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, honored providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Frank Taylor on May 18, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Sorry for your loss Henkel family.

  2. Tom luehrs on May 19, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    RIP brother. Semper Fi

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