Germaine C. “Gerry” Henningfield, age 83, of Volo, died Saturday, February 4, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born September 21, 1933 in Burlington, Wisconsin to Frank and Anna (Spieker) May. On November 28, 1953, she married Leo Henningfield in Burlington.
Raised in Burlington, Gerry was a resident of Volo since 1966. She also lived in Denver for two years and Mundelein for nearly 10 years. For the majority of her lifetime, Gerry was a homemaker. An avid seamstress, she also liked to knit and enjoyed a love of reading.
Gerry was very active throughout her lifetime in several organizations. She was a member of the Lake County Association for Home and Community Education, a volunteer with the former Centegra-Northern Illinois Medical Center, a member of the Centegra-NIMC Auxiliary, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 491, a member of Women of the Moose Unit #1328, Senior Citizens of Wauconda, and a member of The Church of Holy Apostles in McHenry.
Survivors include seven children, Gerald (Joy) Henningfeld of Wauconda, Deborah (Dick) Quagliano of Barrington, Elaine (Robert) Witte of North Port, FL, Barb (Rich) Sheldon of Crystal Lake, JoAnne (Dan) Coughlin of Libertyville, Michael (Nancy) Henningfield of McHenry, Patrick (Sharon) Henningfield of LaGrange; 16 grandchildren, Corey, Bryant, B.J., Michael, Anthony, Colleen, Ben, Stephanie, Steven, Greg, Brian, Sarah, Sean, Marcus, Jack, and Alex; 8 ½ great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Bernice Mitchell of East Troy, Wisconsin, and Genevieve (John) Jensen of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.
In addition to her parents, Gerry was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, in 2007; a brother, Adrian May; and a sister, Helen Poepping.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Visitation resumes at The Church of Holy Apostles Friday from 9 a.m. to the time of the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in The Church of Holy Apostles Cemetery, McHenry.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests Masses or a memorial tribute made to JourneyCare Foundation, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J Miller Road
United States 60050