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St. Eloi Catholic Church
Sunday January 7th, 2018

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Conrad Richard Hennen

Conrad Richard Hennen was born on June 22, 1933, in Westerheim Township to Leo and Isabelle (Jennen) Hennen. He grew up on the family farm, attended St. Eloi Catholic Grade School and graduated from Minneota High School in 1951. Conrad enlisted and served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany from 1955 - 1957. On November 27, 1960, he was united in marriage to Elaine Doom. The couple farmed and raised their family northeast of Ghent. In 2001, they moved to Marshall. Conrad enjoyed horses, ball games, and following his children's and later grandchildren's activities. He was very generous with his time. He enjoyed fixing things for family and for the Sisters of Mary Morning Star in Ghent. Faith and family were his primary focus. Conrad was an active member of St. Eloi Catholic Church. He served as a Trustee, Usher and will be remembered for tolling the bell on Sunday mornings.

Conrad died on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall. He is survived by his wife, Elaine, of Marshall, children Doug (and Cindy) Hennen of Cottonwood, Brad (and Barb) Hennen of Ghent, Julie (and Joey) Freyberg of Mankato, Mary Susan (and Tim) Drake of St. Joseph, Martin (and Laura) Hennen of Ghent, grandchildren Elizabeth, Rob (and Caroline,) Danny, Audrey (and Mark,) Grant, Susie, Beth, Thomas, Jacob, Leo, Ben, Anna, Elias, Isabel, Claire, Elena, Peter, Zachary, Kate, Evan and Elise, great-grandchildren Liam and Maxwell, siblings Orville (and Marge,) Jack (and Terry,) Judy Bot, Rona Van Keulen, David (and Diane,) Kris (and Curt) Teberg, sister-in-law Margaret Mitchell, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ralph and brothers-in-law Allan Van Keulen and Vincent Bot.

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sympathy to the family of Conrad. He was such a great person and family man. Condolences esp. to Kris, Dave and Diane, and Jack, whom we personally know. so many memories now placed in your hearts of your father and brother, prayers and hugs to the family.

Fran/syl DeBaere Jan 9 2018 11:29 AM

So sad to read of Conrad's passing. He was a great guy who I will always remember fondly. Faith and Family were his world. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this tough time.

Kristy (Oftedahl) Burt Jan 9 2018 10:19 AM

Our sincere sympathy to the family of Conrad. Always enjoyed him and his family; they treated me well while teaching at St. Ed's. Conrad was a great guy, and will be missed by many.

Mark and Jill Erickson Jan 6 2018 3:56 PM

My deepest condolences to Elaine and the family. It was an honor to babysit the children. Conrad and Elaine were good examples on how we should live our lives. Hugs to all of you!!

Becky Kerkvliet Berning Jan 5 2018 1:57 PM

Uncle Conrad was a man fully dedicated to his faith & his family.... my deepest heartfelt sympathies to my Aunt Elaine, Doug, Bradley, Julie, Mary Susan, Martin & all their spouses & all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Carole Verkinderen Jan 4 2018 10:22 PM

The culdesac wont be the same without him. We will miss him so much. Sincere sympathies from the Reeses.

Deann Reese Jan 4 2018 7:33 PM

All of us, Board of Directors and staff at Pacem in Terris where Tim Drake is Executive Director, extend our sincere condolences to Mary and all the Hennens at the death of Conrad. May he rest in peace. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

Fr. Tim Nolan Jan 4 2018 3:54 PM

Elaine, Conrad was always a joy at daily Mass at the Campus. He, and you, are in my prayers. Becki

Becki Johnson Jan 4 2018 3:42 PM

Our sympathy & prayers go out to Elaine, Mary and the entire Hennen family. I (Mark) have known Conrad since my college days. He was a good man that I always respected and admired. Conrad was so happy to see, talk to and play with our children. It was delightful to see how happy he was with kids. Conrad lived the very definition of what it was to be a good man. We feel his loss.

Mark & Joan Dittman Jan 4 2018 3:12 PM