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Thomas P. Henry

Thomas P. Henry, age 75, of Annandale died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

Visitation was held at 10 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale, with Fr. Victor Valencia officiating. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Annandale. Memorials are preferred to the Annandale Area Foodshelf.

Thomas Peter Henry was born Aug. 23, 1934, in Hastings, to Earl and Katherine (Sieben) Henry. He graduated from Hastings High School and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He married Shirley Ann Reamer April 19, 1958, and worked for the Environmental Protection Agency. Tom and Shirley started their family in Vermillion and later moved to Silver Creek in 1974. He has lived in Annandale the past year, previously living for 15 years in Osceola, Wis. Tom was a member of the Maple Lake American Legion Post 131 and enjoyed gardening, planting trees, hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann, of Annandale; children and their spouses, Peter and Marlys Henry of Maple Lake, Gretchen and Scott Quiggle of Annandale, Mary Jo and Dean Calonder of Bristow, Va., James and Marcia Henry of Blaine, and Heidi and Donald Cox of Clearwater; brother, John Henry and his wife, Ginnie, of Rochester; 14 grandchildren, Stacey, Sarah and Joshua Henry, Seth (Stephanie) and Shae Quiggle, Angela, Ryan and Nathaniel Calonder, Alexandra, Chelsey and Ethan Henry, and Bryan, Kayla and Karlee Cox.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters.

The urn bearers were Bryan Cox, Joshua Henry, Ryan and Nathaniel Calonder. The music for the service was provided by Ryan Calonder and Caroline Wicks.

The arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Annandale. Obituary, guestbook and video tribute online at