Kenneth Henning |

Kenneth Henning

Kenneth “Ken” Henning, 77, of Grass Valley died Thursday, Aug. 8, in Auburn.

No services are planned at this time. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Henning was born April 16, 1925, in Harrisburg, Pa., to Frank and Agnes Henning. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a corporal in the infantry. He was part of the occupation forces in Japan.

He was a carpenter for more than 33 years and a supervisor for Fred J. Early Jr. Co., a general contracting company in San Francisco.

He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local No. 713 in San Francisco, the Grass Valley Elks Lodge No. 538 and the Grass Valley American Legion Frank Gallino Post No. 130. He enjoyed woodworking, trips to Reno, playing keno, and dining out with his long-time companion, Wilma. He was an avid garage sale junkie.

He is survived by his companion, Wilma Henning of Live Oak; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Chris Thomas of Grass Valley; daughter and son-in-law, Patty White and Hugh Tower of Grass Valley; brother, Frank Henning of Nevada City; sisters and brothers-in-law Delores and Bob Raine of Sutter Creek and Barbara and Jim Lose of Livermore; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Bill Henning, in 2001; and sisters Bonnie Vosti in 1996 and Mildred Johnson this year.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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