Dale E. Henkel, 90, of Streator passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at his residence in Streator.
Funeral services will be at 3:00 P.M. Friday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. Rev. Anne Ferguson will officiate.
Visitation will be from 1-3 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Full military rites will be accorded by members of the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.
Private family burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Born December 10, 1930 in Long Point he was the son of John and Sophie (Onken) Henkel. He married Frances “Leslie” Andrews on February 7, 1954 in New Mexico. She preceded him in death on September 23, 2009. He later married Marilyn Halko-Sugg on December 10, 2010.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Henkel of Streator; sons, Dale (Janet) Henkel of Streator and Daniel (Angel) Henkel of Colorado; step-children, Richard (Cindy) Halko of Wisconsin, John (Lynn) Halko of Indiana, Anthony (Linda) Halko of Streator and Paul (Anna) Halko of North Dakota; grandchildren, Nadia Reynolds, Jenny Hayes, Jeremy Hayes and Lani Henkel; 2 great grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; 8 step-great grandchildren; siblings, Darlene Catania of Palos Park; Lyle Henkel of Florida, Nancy (Leroy) Monge of Washington and Howard (Ruth) Henkel of Des Plaines.
He was in death by his parents; his first wife; a daughter, Laurie Kay Henkel; a son, David Henkel; brothers, Robert, Leroy and John Henkel; and sisters, Eyelene Waldrin, Marilyn Henkel, Shirley Capece Wilson and Helen Woods.
Dale graduated from Minonk-Dana High School in 1951. While in High School he participated in football, basketball and baseball.
He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955 during the Korean conflict.
He worked for Owens Illinois Glass Company for over 40 years until his retirement in 1989.
He was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church in Streator the Streator Eagles Club and Lazy Acres.
Dale enjoyed bowling, golfing and fishing through the years. He took many fishing trips up north with his friends.
Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church and the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
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