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David Henson

October 9, 1954 — March 11, 2017

David Henson

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David Dean Henson, 62, of Streator passed away at 10:50 AM Saturday (March 11, 2017) at his residence.

A visitation will be held from 3-7 PM on Wednesday at the Hagi & Baker Funeral Home with the Rosary recited at 2:45 PM and also from 8:30 AM until 9:30 AM Thursday at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM on Thursday at St. Michael the Archangel Church.  Rev. Fr. Raymond Guthrie will officiate.  Cremation rites will be accorded following the Mass and Inurnment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later date.  Full Military rites will be held at the church following the Mass by Streator Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and Streator Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492.

Pallbearers will be Arian Foote, Chuck Glisson, Chris Cherveny, Jason Henson, Ron Kauth and Steve Elwell.  His grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

He was born October 9, 1954 in Rockford, IL to Bobby and Doris (Oehl) Henson.  David and Judith (Marsinko) Henson have been partners for the past 35 years.  They were united in marriage December 28, 2016 at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He is survived by his wife; his father, Bobby Henson of Manville; five children:  Dana (John) Nighswonger, Jeff (Hollie) Henson, Patrick Henson, Jamie (Brian) Lurz all of Streator and Scott (Alleigh) Henson of Normal; Thirteen grandchildren:  Jenna, Derek, Haley, Andrea, Aaron, Payton, Addison and Austen Henson, Savannah, Noah and Jersey Lurz and Brodrick  and Layla Henson; three sisters:  Deborah (Mike) Cherveny, Linda (Kevin) Wargo and Carol (Steve) Johnston all of Streator; seven brothers:  Richard (Sue) Henson of Carmi, IN, Dennis (Janice) Henson of Channahon, Daniel (Susan) Henson of Streator, Terry (Sue) Henson of Streator, Larry (Colleen) Henson of Troy, IL, Tim (Diana) Henson of Dwight and Mike (Billie Jo) Henson of Pontiac.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

David graduated from Woodland High School in 1973.  He then served in the United States Marines.  He then went to work for 7-Up and also had worked at Interlake Steel for 3 years.  He then drove a semi for R & L Transport, Calkins Trucking and Millis Transfers for 18 years.

David looked forward to his annual fishing trip with his dad, brothers, in laws and cousins.  He enjoyed golfing, was an avid Nascar fan with Jeff Gordon being his favorite driver.  Most of all, David loved his family and spending Holidays and weekends with his large family.  He loved all of his grandchildren, but little Miss Jersey stole his heart ever since she was born premature by two months and was a little touch and go.  He developed an incredible bond with her.  Papa was her “best friend”.

David will be missed greatly by Judi and his entire family.  He will live in our hearts forever.

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Past Services


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Hagi & Schultz Funeral Home

205 High St., Streator, IL 61364

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Michael the Archangel

Streator, IL

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