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Sandusky, OH 44870
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John W.  Henkel

John W. Henkel, 86, residing in Sandusky, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 18, 2016 at his home after a lengthy illness.

John was born on March 10, 1930 in Sandusky, OH to the late William and Helen (Barrington) Henkel.

John retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 years of service. He was a Veteran of the US Army. In his spare time, he enjoyed collecting model trains and cars, building remote control airplanes and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandkids.

John is survived by his daughters, Colette Howser and Cecile Corrick both of Sandusky; sons, John D. Henkel of Fostoria, Bill (Kendra) Henkel and Tim (Sharon Lawson) Henkel both of Sandusky; grandchildren, Derwin, Margo, Ellen, William, J.D. and Ky; great-grandchildren, Zion, Harmony, Miracle, Savannah and Gracie; sister, Joyce Olsen of Cleveland and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his wife, Thressa (Wheeler) Henkel in 1996 and sister, Marjorie Ziemke in 2005.

Friends may call on Friday, October 21, 2016 from 11:00 am until the time of funeral services at 1:30 pm at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E Perkins Ave, Sandusky. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky.

Those wishing to contribute to John's memory may do so to the Henkel Family in care of Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.

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