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Henrietta Huenink

March 13, 1923 — April 12, 2021

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Steen, MN 

     Henrietta Huenink age 98 of Steen, MN died Monday, April 12, 2021 at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills, MN.

     Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 16th at Steen Reformed Church of Steen, with Rev. Jeremy Wiersma officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Valley Springs, South Dakota.

     Visitation will be Thursday, April 15th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with the family present at the Steen Reformed Church in Steen, MN.

     The Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills MN is in charge of arrangements.

     Henrietta Jeanette Korthals was born on March 13, 1923 in George, IA to Fred and Dena (Zorgdrager) Korthals. Henrietta attended country school through the eighth grade. She then worked in private homes and later in the Holland Home in Sheldon, IA for the elderly for three years.

     Henrietta was married to Henry Bodewitz on August 31, 1945. To this union eight children were born, Alvin, Kenneth, Judith, Stanley, Glenda, LaVonne, Norma and JoAnn. Henrietta and Henry lived on the family farm by Valley Springs, SD for 17 years before moving to town. After 19 years of marriage Henry passed away on June 14, 1964.

     She later married Preston Huenink on June 1, 1967 and they lived in Steen, MN. To this union three of Preston’s children were added to her family, Audrey, Delwyn and Verlyn Huenink. Preston later passed away on August 15, 2000.

     Beginning on June 1, 1968 Henrietta was an organist for Steen Reformed Church. Henrietta enjoyed working in her garden, sewing, and doing needle work. She especially loved spending time with her family.

     On October 2, 2010 Henrietta entered the Tuff Memorial Nursing Home in Hills, MN and this past Monday, April 12, 2021 she passed away.

     She is survived by her seven children, Alvin (Donna) Bodewitz of Sioux Falls, SD, Kenneth Bodewitz of Valley Springs, SD, Judith (Peter) Boeve of Sioux Falls, SD, Stanley (Dottie) Bodewitz of Union, MO, Glenda (John) Madsen of Fairmont, MN, Norma (Wayne) Van Wyhe of Lester, IA and JoAnn (George) Nuffer of Johnstown, CO; three stepchildren, Audrey (Glenn) Winters of Little Rock, IA, Verlyn (Mary) Huenink of Glenwood, MN and Delwyn Huenink of Worthington, MN; twenty-seven grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; three siblings, Edward (Thelma) Korthals of Buffalo, MN, Fredrick Korthals of Worthington, MN and Morris (Ruth) Korthals of Omaha, NE; many nieces, nephews and other extended family.    

    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry; husband, Preston; daughter, LaVonne Breck; daughter-in-law, Gwynn Bodewitz; four grandchildren, Jamie Nuffer, Adam Bodewitz, Bonnie Bultena and Scott Kiesow; and one step great-grandaughter, Mercedes Ann DeNoble.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

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