Wesley R. Henrikson, Sr.
Wesley R. Henrikson, Sr., age 92 formerly of 24 Sunset Drive, Shelby, died Saturday morning, August 2, 2003 at Friends Care Center in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Mr. Henrikson was born April 26, 1911 in Belleville, New Jersey the son of the late Wesley Emanuel and Karin Regina (Eklof) Henrikson. He retired as a manufacturer’s representative for the Alabama Pipe Company. Wes was a Charter member of the East Millstone Rescue Squad in East Millstone, N. J. He was a former member of the American Society of Sanitary Engineers, Shelby A.A.R.P. where he was an officer, and Shelby Country Club. He was active with the Junior Achievement program in Shelby for many years. During his retirement years, Wes worked at Shelby Senior High School as a teacher’s aide and was an active employee of the Athletic Department. He attended Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. He was an avid golfer.
Mr. Henrikson is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Gerry and Jim Coen of Fairborn, OH; a son and daughter-in-law, Wesley R. Jr. and Sally Henrikson of Northville, MI; 4 grandchildren, Andy Coen of Fairborn, Carrie (Chris) Sullivan of Jersey City, NJ, Holly (Denis) Hayes of Lewisville, TX, and Suzi (Albert) Tapia of Oak Park, MI; 2 great grandchildren, Jack Hayes and Abby Hayes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Dyleski Henrikson in March of 1994, by a brother, Leroy and a sister, Margaret.
Friends may call on Monday, August 4, 2003 from 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:30 AM at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby with Father Nick Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn., 3797 Summit Glen Dr., Dayton, OH 45449, or to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420.