Henrietta Huenink

Henrietta Huenink

Henrietta Jeanette Huenink, 98, Steen, died Monday, April 12, 2021, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 16, at the Steen Reformed Church in Steen. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Valley Springs, South Dakota. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, with the family present, at the church.

Henrietta Korthals was born on March 13, 1923, to Fred and Dena (Korthals) in George, Iowa. She attended country school through the eighth grade. She then worked in private homes and later in the Holland Home in Sheldon, Iowa, for the elderly for three years.

     Henrietta married Henry Bodewitz on Aug. 31, 1945. To this union eight children were born, Alvin, Kenneth, Judith, Stanley, Glenda, LaVonne, Norma and JoAnn. Henrietta and Henry lived on the family farm by Valley Springs for 17 years before moving to town. Henry died on June 14, 1964.

Henrietta married Preston Huenink on June 1, 1967, and they lived in Steen. Three of Preston’s children were added to her family, Audrey, Delwyn and Verlyn Huenink.  Preston died on Aug. 15, 2000.

     Beginning on June 1, 1968, Henrietta was an organist for Steen Reformed Church.  She enjoyed working in her garden, sewing, and doing needle work. She especially loved spending time with her family.

On Oct. 2, 2010, Henrietta entered the Tuff Memorial Nursing Home in Hills, where she resided until her death.

She is survived by her seven children, Alvin (Donna) Bodewitz of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Kenneth Bodewitz of Valley Springs, Judith (Peter) Boeve of Sioux Falls, Stanley (Dottie) Bodewitz of Union, Missouri, Glenda (John) Madsen of Fairmont, Norma (Wayne) Van Wyhe of Lester, Iowa, and JoAnn (George) Nuffer of Johnstown, Colorado; three stepchildren, Audrey (Glenn) Winters of Little Rock, Iowa, Verlyn (Mary) Huenink of Glenwood, and Delwyn Huenink of Worthington; 27 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; three siblings, Edward (Thelma) Korthals of Buffalo, Fredrick Korthals of Worthington and Morris (Ruth) Korthals of Omaha, Nebraska; many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Henry and Preston; daughter LaVonne Breck; daughter-in-law Gwynn Bodewitz; four grandchildren, Jamie Nuffer, Adam Bodewitz, Bonnie Bultena and Scott Kiesow; and one stepgreat-grandaughter, Mercedes Ann DeNoble.

Arrangements are provided by Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills, www.jurrensfuneralhome.com.

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