top banner

Obituary Listings

Proud to Be Family Owned and Operated.

Robert William Henry

June 6, 1921 October 10, 2012
Robert William Henry
There are condolences waiting approval on Robert's Tribute wall

Plant a tree in memory of Robert

An environmentally friendly option
Obituary for Robert William Henry

Robert William Henry, 91, of 214 Collins Avenue, passed away at his home October 10th, 2012 at 10:00 PM. Robert was born on June 6, 1921 in Escanaba, Michigan to the late John Henry and Anna Bergman Henry. He graduated from Escanaba High School in 1938 and won a scholarship for football to the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He met and married Betty Youngs, while still in college, on September 26, 1943. He taught math in lower Michigan for five years. He came back to Oconto with his wife and children, Mernalee and John, where he owned and operated B&B Grocery, at 214 Collins Avenue, his home residence, but returned to teaching math at Oconto High School 5 years later. In addition to teaching math, he was active in sports, coaching football and basketball, later becoming the athletic director for all sports at Oconto High School. He retired after 33 years, 28 of them in the Oconto district. He is survived by his 3 children, Mernalee Henry Matson (James), Washington, NC; John Henry (Anna), Green Bay, WI; and Ted Henry, Oconto, WI; 3 grandchildren Robert E. Matson, Jennifer (Randle) Henry Westein, and Robert (Julie) Henry. In addition, he has 2 great-grandchildren Olivia Henry and Ireland Grey Westein. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Anna Bergman Henry; his wife, Betty; one brother, Theodore; and 2 sisters, Mary Jane Henry and Ruth LaFave. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 4 to 8 PM Monday, October 15, 2012. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, October 16 from 9 to 10 AM. Funeral services will be conducted 10 AM Tuesday at the funeral home with Chaplain Bob Nooker officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

Cemetery:
Evergreen Cemetery

To plant a tree in memory of Robert William Henry, visit the Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

15

Oct

4:00 PM 10/15/2012 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/15/2012 8:00:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

16

Oct

9:00 AM 10/16/2012 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 10/16/2012 10:00:00 AM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Tuesday

16

Oct

10:00 AM 10/16/2012 10:00:00 AM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries


alt

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Loading...