G. Henry Whiting
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G. Henry Whiting
  • June 12, 1934 - August 3, 2017
  • Auburn, Maine

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LISBON - (George) Henry Whiting, 83, died after a long battle with Alzheimer's at the Lamp on Thursday morning, August 3, 2017. He was born in Lewiston on June 12, 1934, the son of the late Howard and Katherine (Hetzel) Whiting.
Henry graduated from Edward Little High School in 1952. He married Dorothy Perkins in 1955 and they shared a loving marriage of over 62 years. Henry worked on the family farm, was a school bus driver, plowed snow, and owned Whiting's Greenhouse and Florist until he retired in 2004. He loved the outdoors, hanging out at camp, working on his tractors, antique vehicles and other equipment. He was always there to help neighbors and friends. Henry belonged to Grace Lutheran Church, CB Radio club, Perkins Ridge Snow Travelers, and the Masons.

Henry leaves behind is wife of 62 years; his kids, Chris and Dan Nolin, John and Leanne Whiting, Richard Whiting , Bill and Ruby Hall, Heidi H. Rahkonen and Steve; his daughter-in-law Leah Whiting; 14 grandchildren, Kim, Jimmy, Erica, Heather, Katie, Trevor, Jon, Andrea, Dan, Robbie, Becca, Josh, Michael, and Nevaeh; his 6 great-grandchildren, Henry, Alice, Lilli, Zach, Zeiva, and Miley; his sister-in-law, Sylvia Mallory, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; his siblings, Kay and Bob Miller, Gert and Dwight Perkins, Thelma and Howard Woodward, Howard Whiting, Iris and Luther Hall, and his son, Tom Whiting.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Henry's online guestbook at www.thefortingroupauburn.com


A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Grace Lutheran Church in Auburn at 1:00 pm. A committal will immediately follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Auburn. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St. Auburn, Maine 04210. 783-8545.