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Henry Theunissen


Henry A. Theunissen, 85, of rural Hoven, died Jan. 21, 2012 at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gettysburg with Fr. Kevin Doyle presiding. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery, Hoven. Visitation will be 5–7 p.m. Jan. 25, with a 7 p.m. rosary service at the church.

Henry A. Theunissen was born July 11, 1926 to Henry P. and Theresa C. (Bruckner) Theunissen. He attended N. Lowell Rural School and Hoven Elementary School and then worked on the family farm with his father and brother. He was inducted into the United States Army serving during the Korean War.

On Aug. 24, 1955 Henry married Alice Sautner in Hoven.

Henry was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

He is survived by his children: David (Debbie) Theunissen, Rapid City, SD, Dale (Chris) Theunissen, Gillette WY, Mark (Judy) Theunissen, Hoven, SD, Dennis (Jill) Theunissen, Mitchell, SD, Michael (Trish) Theunissen, Rapid City, SD, Loren (Sue) Theunissen, Brookings SD,  Steven Theunissen, Rapid City, SD, daughter Lisa Theunissen, Manhattan, KS; 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren

His parents, wife, son Randy, three brothers William, Roger and Raymond, preceded him in death.

Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Henry’s arrangements.

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