William Henrichsen
William Henrichsen
  • November 4, 1976 - July 31, 2017
  • Palm Coast, Florida

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William Michael Henrichsen Obituary | 07.31.17

Henrichsen, William Michael, “Billy”, 40, passed away on July 31, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. He was born on November 4, 1976 in Arlington Heights, Illinois to his parents Michael Henrichsen and Diane Polvere-Yost. He relocated to Orlando in 1995. He married Erika Kessler on May 9, 2004 and had two wonderful children.

He was dedicated to his family, friends and co-workers. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 2007-10, as an Airborne Ranger. He had a successful marketing career in the resort hospitality industry, building strong professional teams through motivational leadership.

He was a charismatic and sincere man, with a quick smile, easy laugh and caring nature. He was devoted to his children, who he encouraged to experience the world with a sense of wonder and awe at all things big and small. He was driven to excel in his every undertaking, and encouraged others to embrace challenge in pursuit of personal growth.

He is survived by his children, Mason and Ava; their mother Erika Kessler; parents Diane Yost and Michael Henrichsen; stepmother Jill Henrichsen; sisters Hannah, Katie and Emma Henrichsen and Kelly Yost; and brother Eric Yost.

A Military Service will be held on Wednesday, August 16 at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, 5525 US-1, Mims, Florida 32754 at 12:15 pm. A Memorial Service will be held from 4:00-6:30 pm at Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, 428 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden, Florida 34787. The Service will begin at 5:00 pm. Remembrance messages and photos can be posted on the Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home website. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to CamaraderieFoundation.org, a non-profit serving veterans close to Billy’s heart.