Greta "Wilma" Henneke of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on July 22, 1935 in Verne, Germany to parents, Johann and Maria Stukenburg. She died on September 24, 2019 in Warrenton, Virginia at the age of 84 years. Greta was raised and attended school in Germany. In April of 1961, she immigrated to Hermiston, Oregon to be with Fred Henneke and were united in marriage on December 30, 1961 in Hermiston, OR at the Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church. They built a home just outside of Hermiston on the Umatilla River, where they lived throughout their entire marriage. Fred passed away Dec 20, 2010 in Hermiston, Oregon. Greta stayed at the home until Sep 2014 when she moved into Sun Terrance in Hermiston. In December of 2017, Greta moved to Virginia to be closer to her son, Markus Henneke.
Early on, she worked for many years at Hermiston Drug in the Fountain area, cooking and serving customers. After retiring, Greta volunteered at the Good Shepherd Hospital Auxiliary . She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, working on her home, helping and caring for others, traveling and most of all she cherished time with her family. Greta was a member of the Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Hermiston, Oregon.
She is survived by her son: Markus Henneke, and daughter-in-law: Sonya Henneke, San Antonio, TX; grandson: Kyle Henneke, Dayton, OH; granddaughters: Kymbrynn Henneke, Dayton, OH, and Kristina Henneke, Fairfax, VA.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 1:00 P.M.followed by Mass of Christian burial at 1:30 P.M. at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Hermiston, Oregon.
Burial will follow at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon.
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