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Henry was born on November 22, 1919 and passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

Henry was a resident of Garnett, Kansas at the time of his passing.

Henry attended Sutton Valley School not far from the Wittman farm. Later he attended St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Greeley.

Henry was twenty-one years old when he was drafted into the Army. On December 27, 1941, he went to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He was then sent to basic training at Camp Roberts in California. On April 22, 1942, he left Fort Logan, Colorado and headed to the Pacific Theater, arriving on May 14, 1942. He was sent to Australia for more training. Henry fought in the campaigns and battles of Papua, New Guinea, Southern Philippines, Luzon. (GO 33 WD 45) While in the Army, he received the Distinguished Unit badge and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Service Star and the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained from the war. He also received the Good Conduct Medal 127th Infantry, the and the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal. While in the Army he was a Staff Sergeant and Combat Infantryman; his specialty was Machine Gunner (NCO/605). He arrived back in the United States in August 1945. He was overseas in the Army three years, four months and eight days.

He was married to Hildred Wittman.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, October 17, 2016, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Garnett. Burial will follow in the Holy Angels Cemetery, Garnett. The family will greet friends following a Rosary at 7:00 PM Sunday evening at Holy Angels Church. Rosary followed by Visitation at Church
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sunday, October 16, 2016
Holy Angels Catholic Church
514 E. 4th Ave.
Garnett, Kansas, United States
66032
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Mass
10:30 am Monday, October 17, 2016
Holy Angels Catholic Church
514 E. 4th Ave.
Garnett, Kansas, United States
66032
Map and Directions Map and Directions
Final Resting Place
Holy Angels Cemetery
NE 1850 Road
Garnett, Kansas, United States
66032.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose School and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.

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