Ronald Wayne Henrichs, 73, of Danforth passed away on Friday, April 1, 2022 at his residence surrounded by loved ones. He was born on August 29, 1948 in Watseka, the son of Wayne and Mildred (Bretzman) Henrichs. Ron married Sharon Geisler in Ashkum on April 10, 1971.
Surviving are his wife, Sharon Henrichs of Danforth; daughter, Tamie Miller of Gilman; son, Michael (Mandi) Henrichs of Danforth; six grandchildren, Quintin Miller, Owen Miller, Marin Miller, Colton Henrichs, Chet (Claire) Henrichs and John Henrichs; great grandson, Hank Henrichs; sister, Bonnie (Vic) Hari of Gilman; brother-in-law, Russell (Marilynn) Geisler of Onarga; uncle, Ron VanDerryt of Bourbonnais; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister-in-law, Pat Kemarly.
Ron was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Gilman. He was a member of "HOG" which was the Harley Owner Group. Ron graduated from Clifton Central High School in the Class of 1966. He owned and operated Wayne's Auto Sales and Ron's FS that he took over from his father. He served on the Danforth Fire Department for 21 years and helped with their E.M.S. as an early member of their crew. Ron was also involved and helped with the Danforth Little League for 10 years and served a portion of the time as the president. He truly enjoyed farming and traveling on motorcycles. He had a love for the outdoors and looked forward to time spent boating, camping and fishing. Ron had a hobby of building demo cars and radio cars. Most of all, he loved his family and spending time with them.
Funeral services for Ron will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at the Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman with visitation three hours prior beginning at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow in the Danforth Cemetery in Danforth.
Memorials may be made to the Danforth Fire Department, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Gilman or Donor's Choice.
Arrangements are being handled by the Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman.
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