Alvin “Al” H. Hennen
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:49 AM
Alvin “Al” Henry Hennen, 81, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2017 at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, February 16 at the Kolden Funeral Home in Belle Plaine and continue one hour prior to Mass on Friday. Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 17 at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Fr. Michael Kaluza will officiate. Interment will be Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in Belle Plaine.
Alvin Henry Hennen was born on November 24, 1935 to Lawrence and Cecelia (Theisen) Hennen on the family farm in Marystown, MN. He attended grade school in Marystown through the 8th grade. Alvin served in the US Army from 1955-1957 stationed in Okinawa where he received his GED.
Upon returning he worked on the family farm in Marystown until moving to Hastings where he worked at Sears until making Belle Plaine his home in 1966 where he owned and operated Hennen Super Service for 37 years. His motto was, “we’ll give you fast service no matter how long it takes!”
Alvin was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Belle Plaine and was one of the original members of the Belle Plaine Ambulance where he served for 16 years. He also volunteered for the Civil Defense and Sheriffs Department.
He enjoyed bowling and was proud of bowling a 300 game. He played baseball both in the service and upon return home in both Marystown and Prior Lake.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman, snowmobile enthusiast and a Twins fan. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends playing Sheephead or just B-S-ing.
He will be missed by his daughters, Jean (sp. friend Pat Bones) of Le Sueur, Sandra (James) Hyatt of Belle Plaine, Peg (Loren) Edberg of Le Sueur and Lisa (Mike) Otto of Arlington; 10 grandchildren, Michelle Schmidt, Michael Schmidt, Allen Schmidt, Trenton Edberg, Alex (Ashley) Hyatt, Meredith Hyatt, Taylor (Jack) DeSousa, Zachary Gillen, Olivia Otto and Faith Otto; seven great-grandchildren, Rune, Minna and Amory Jesfjeld, Aiden and Ethan Schmidt and Evelyn and Tyson Shaw; siblings, Thomas (Carol) Hennen and Beatrice Simon, all of Shakopee, and Marlene Walter of Chaska; brothers-in-law, P.H. Wick of Jordan and Dick Staack of Eau Claire, WI; sisters-in-law, Elaine Hennen and Helen Hennen of Jordan and Marion Hennen of Belle Plaine.
He is preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Eldred, Ronald, Donald and Gerald; and two sisters, Annella “Nellie” Wick and LaVonne Staack; brothers-in-law, William Simon and Milo Walter; and sister-in-law, Rose Hennen.