Avorah Henken

Avorah Henken, 92, of Waupun, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Waupun.

 

Avorah was born July 29, 1926 in the town of Chester, the daughter of Tom and Nellie Derksen Bresser. On September 24, 1948 she married Alfred L. Henken in the town of Trenton. Following their marriage the couple moved to the town of Chester where they farmed most of their married lives. Avorah did volunteer work at Continental Manor in Randolph. She was a member of Emmanuel Reformed Church in Waupun. Avorah enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and doing puzzles.

 

Avorah is survived by a daughter, Noreen (Allen) Van Buren of Fox Lake; their children: Trisha (Cory) Kok, Kim Van Buren (special friend, David G. Vande Zande, Jr.); great-grandchildren: Brayden and Brielle Kok; a son, Ross (Jody) Henken of Burnett and their children, Ellie (Matt) White and Joell (Casey) Heiman; great-grandchildren: Eathen Koopmans, Ian White, and Laura White; a brother, David (Judy) Bresser of Burnett; sisters-in-law, Ruth Buwalda of Waupun and Millie Henken of Burnett; and nieces and nephews.

 

Avorah was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred in 1999; a brother, Carl Bresser; brother-in-law, Bernes Henken; and step-brother-in-law, Wiebe Buwalda.

 

Funeral services for Avorah Henken will be held Friday, September 14, 2018 at 3 p.m. at First Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Barry Lang officiating. Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

 

The family wishes to thank the caregivers at Prairie Ridge, Agnesian Hospice Hope, Sandy, Kristy, and Chaplain Bill.

 

The family requests memorials be directed to Agnesian Hospice Hope.

 

Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family.  Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.