Norman Richard Henriksen, 89, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at The Village at Vienna Square in Winter Haven, Florida. He was a longtime resident of Lena, Illinois and later Winter Haven, Florida.
He was born March 25, 1932, in Freeport to William and Margaret (Swalve) Henriksen. He married Patricia Schneider on October 23, 1954 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lena, Illinois. She preceded him in passing June 30, 2005. He married his second wife Dee, February 15, 2008 in Winter Haven Florida. She preceded him in death December 5, 2020.
Survivors include four children, Mary Lego of Rockford, IL, Paul Henriksen of Harrisonburg, VA, Janet (Timothy) Durham of Granger, IN, and Karen (David) Roush of Franklin, IN; nine grandchildren Maren Lego, Jon Lego, Brian (Caitlin) Henriksen, Christopher Henriksen, Patrick (Jenn) Durham, Kara (Sawyer) Hankins, Kevin Durham, Katherine Roush, and William Roush; four great grandchildren, John Gunnar and Frances Henriksen and Hazel and Gray Hankins; a brother Larry Henriksen and sister Joyce Johnson.
He was preceded in passing by his parents, brother Jerry, sister Doris, and son-in-law Duane Lego.
Norman was a 1949 graduate of Lena High School and served in the army during the Korean War from 1952-1954. He farmed in Lena for many years before retiring to Winter Haven. He was an active member of American Legion Sprague-Inman Post 577 and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church when he lived in Lena and was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Winter Haven.
Burial of cremains and graveside services will be at a later date at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Lena, IL.