Marion Henke


Marion A. Henke, age 94 of Beaver Dam, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Beaver Dam Community Hospital.

Marion was born on March 24, 1925 in Lowell, the daughter of Edward and Rose (Koehler) Roth. She was united in marriage to Donald A. Henke in 1958 in Beaver Dam; he preceded her in death in 1989. Marion worked as a hostess at The Pyramid Supper Club for 35 years and at Jung’s Seed in Randolph for over 30 years. A member of First Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam, Marion cherished her children and enjoyed traveling with her sister. Marion’s hobbies included gardening, playing golf, cross-country skiing, doing ceramics and collecting clowns.

Marion is survived by her six children, Judy (Harold Sr.) North of Randolph, Bonnie (Terry) Bennett of Beaver Dam, Gary Bilke of Brandon, Cheryl (David) Benike of Beaver Dam, Jeffrey Henke of Deerbrook, WI and Russ (Conchi) Henke of Beaver Dam; 26 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Rose Hornickle of Watertown; and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; 3 grandchildren, Jennifer, Neil, and Adam; great-grandchild, Adam; 2 daughters-in-law, Paulette and Sheri; 2 brothers; 4 sisters and other relatives.

Visitation for Marion will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at First Ev. Lutheran Church, 311 W. Mackie St., Beaver Dam from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Bob Moberg officiating. A luncheon will be served at church, followed by burial at Oak Hill Cemetery, Waterloo, WI.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at