Surrounded by the love of her family, Lorna Jean Hennig, age 62, passed away Friday, March 06, 2009, at her home. She was born in Racine January 31, 1947, daughter of late “80” and Ruth (Nee: Nelsen) Hansen.
Lorna graduated from Wm. Horlick High School “Class of 1965” and went on to receive a Bachelor's of Art Degree from Cardinal Stritch College. On April 27, 1968, she married the love of her life, Thomas E. Hennig. Lorna spent many years at Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, teaching, docenting, as an associate registrar and as an outreach fourth grade coordinator. For the past ten years she served as the director of the Racine Arts Council. Lorna was a member of Trinity Methodist Church and loved to read and travel. Her greatest pleasure was the time spent with her family especially with “The most wonderful grandchildren in the world.” Lorna will be dearly missed.
Surviving are her husband of 40 years, Tom; her son, Peter T. Hennig; daughter, Wendy (Rodney) Van Swol; granddaughters, Amanda and Natasha, all of Racine; sisters, Elaine Hanson and Gretel (Richard) Wolniewicz, all of Longmont, CO; other relatives and dear friends.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at 4 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 3825 Erie St., with Reverend Rosalind Dryver-Scott officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Wednesday from 2 -4 p.m. until time of service. Memorials to the Racine Arts Council or Trinity United Methodist Church have been suggested.
The Hennig family would like to thank the doctors and their staffs who gave wonderful care to Lorna. We would like to thank the following: Dr. Mullane, Dr. Cain, Dr. Carver, Dr. Block, Dr. Gullberg, Dr. Hardacre, Dr. Short, Dr. Sweet, Dr. Taylor, and the Radiology Dept at All Saints.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine 262-634-7888