On Saturday, May 9, 2020, the world lost another WWII veteran.
Raymond Henning, who died at the age of 94, served his country proudly and never failed to regale his friends and family with insightful tales of his exploits.
He was known to everyone as Slicker, a fitting moniker as he truly was slicker than most.
He had a keen perception of life. His sense of humor was unmatched and his quick wit left most people speechless. He was brilliant when it came to assessing a situation with very astute one liners.
Slicker loved to hunt. He went on numerous hunting expeditions with his grandsons. On every trip he would immerse himself in the beauty of nature. He'd then return home and describe in detail how exciting each hunt was for him.
He was also a talented craftsman. He made clocks, curio cabinets, jewelry boxes and toys and puzzles for the grandchildren. A truly gifted man.
He will leave a hole in the lives of his children, Ray Henning and Marlane Korneff as well as his daughter-in-law and son-in-law, Mary Jo and Richard. His grandchildren will forever remember their candy loving grandfather as a man who made sure they knew where he kept his stash.
While they mourn his loss, they take comfort in knowing he has been forever reunited with Virginia, his wife of 58 years. What a glorious reunion it must be for them! Virginia is definitely showing him where the buffet is located.
Slicker is also survived by a sister, Faye (Don) Winklevoss and a brother, Vern (Mary) Henning as well as 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father Blanche and Henry Henning, his sister Elizabeth, his brothers Ralph and Melvin and his infant son, Blair.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that monetary donations be made in Raymond's name to Good Samaritan Hospice, 116 Browns Hill Road, Valencia, PA 16059.
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