Dick L. Henry


Dick L. Henry, 95, of Glen Arbor, passed away at home on Saturday, June 8, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Dick was born on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1924 to the late Ray and Margaret (Gibson) Henry in Three Rivers.
He graduated from Coldwater High School and continued his education at Albright business college/university, where he earned his bachelor's degree in business administration.
A decorated veteran of World War II, Dick served with the U.S. Army as a member of the 168th Ordnance Company in the South Pacific. He was a survivor of the Kamikaze attack on the Liberty Ship Jeremiah M. Daily in the Leyte Gulf, Philippines, on Nov. 12, 1944. Dick was discharged from the Army as a Technical Sergeant on Jan. 17, 1946.
He married the former Lois A. Weinberg in Kalamazoo on Aug. 31, 1947.
Dick worked for the General Foods Corporation in Battle Creek as the production control manager. He left there to move to this area in 1964, where he and his wife owned and operated the Briar Hill Motel in Traverse City and then the Glen Eden Resort in Glen Arbor.
He was an instrumental board member at Glen Lake Schools; he was a former member of the VFW and also enjoyed being a part of the EAA - Experimental Aircraft Association.
In his spare time, Dick enjoyed flying, golfing and fishing.
He is survived by his children; daughter, Judi (Robert) Miller, of Cedar, and their children, Aimee (John) Sandula, Aaron (Dannah) Miller and Andy (Corilynne) Miller; daughter, Jan (Gordon) Wiseman, of Traverse City, and their children, Cristina Ferro and Kim (Jeremy) Pringle; daughter, Jean (Greg) Noah of Honor, their children, Chloe (Steve) Reamer, Sarajane (Claes) Adler and stepchildren, Chris Kelsey and Corrie Noah; son, John (Colleen) Henry, of Belmont, and their children, Chad, Kyle, Luke and Rachel. Also surviving are 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and his brother, Floyd Henry.
Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, on Dec. 14, 2018; his parents; sisters, Lillian Parker and Geraldine Webb; and a grandchild.
A graveside service with full military rites will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Empire.
For a more lasting memorial, Dick may be remembered with monetary gifts to his favorite charity, The Salvation Army, PO Box 5228, Traverse City, MI 49686; or to a charity of one's own choosing.
Please share your memories of Dick with his family by visiting his online tribute page at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on June 12, 2019
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3 posts

Kathy Kelly Shook
Jun 14, 2019
I am so saddened to learn that both Dick and Lois passed away.
I have so many fond memories of summers playing with Jan and Jean at Glen Eden. I loved to feed King carrots and we read Nancy Drew mysteries in the apple trees!
Glen Eden drive will never be the same. Sending you all my heartfelt condolences.
Katherine Baxter Morrison
Jun 14, 2019
My parents (from Glen Lake) have been friends with Dick and Lois for years. I worked for them at their Glen Eden Resort in the early 1970’s. I remember what a kind soul Mr. Henry was.
Betsy Botsford Webb
Jun 12, 2019
Dick and Lois were dear friends of my parents Hank and Ann Botsford who lived next door to them during their years at Glen Eden.
We all loved their Sunday cookouts on the beach! Your dad looked after our place when my parents were away. He was a great friend to my dad, and looked after my mom after my dad died. I have wonderful memories of both of them and time spent over at Glen Eden or at our house on Fisher Point!! I send my fondest condolences and thoughts to all of you! Betsy Botsford Webb