Irena E. Henricks, age 97, of Archbold and formerly of Delta passed away Thursday October 23, 2014 at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold. Prior to her retirement she had worked for 23 years at Wauseon Manufacturing. She had also worked for the Swanton Key newspaper.
Mrs. Henricks was born on April 27, 1917 in Fulton County the daughter of the late William and the late Amanda (Leininger) Osterhout. In 1934 she married Donald Henricks and he preceded her in death in 2000. She was a member of the Delta Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Henricks was a charter member of the Delta Ramblers Motorcycle Club.
Surviving are three daughters; Joann Buchhop of Napoleon, Joyce (Dean) Kishpaugh of Sand Creek, MI, Peggy Atkinson of Napoleon, six sons; Lonnie Henricks of Mesa, AZ, Roger (Judie) Henricks of Napoleon, Terry (Dixie) Henricks of Archbold, Richard (Vicki) of Napoleon, Larry (Ellen) Henricks of Swanton and William (Vera) Henricks of Wauseon. Also surviving are 30 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren and 32 great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death besides her husband, and parents was grand-daughter, Sara Henricks, son-in-law Henry Buchhop and daughter-in-law, Marti Henricks. Also preceding her in death were sisters; Opal Layman, Bertha Kurfiss, Ruby Woodring, Arvada VanOrman, Mabel Thatcher and brothers Ray, Otto, Paul, Herbert, Rollie, Cliff, Delbert, Morley and Laverne Osterhout.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Friday October 31, 2014 at the Delta Assembly of God Church with Pastor Randy Trowbridge officiating. Interment will follow in the Raker Cemetery. Friends may call at the Delta Assembly of God Church from 2:00-8:00pm on Thursday. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to either the Delta Assembly of God Church or Fairlawn Haven. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.GrisierFH.com. The Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.