Friday, March 6, 2009

Lorna J. (Hansen) Hennig

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.

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Kelly Gallaher said...

Farewell to my dear friend Lorna. She was a remarkable teacher, friend and inspirational woman. I will miss her every single day. My condolences to her family, who she loved so much, and in her final days took extraordinary care of her.

colt said...

A great woman, she will be missed.
May God take you in His loving arms, and be with those left behind

rudeone said...

She was a great lady and friend. I will miss her always.

Sue Causey said...

We will miss you, Lorna. You inspired so many and touched everyone you met. God speed.

Carol said...

What an absolutely lovely human being she was...Lorna, we'll miss you, and your exquisitely artistic soul.

We swam together for years at the old YWCA. Her smile lit up the room. She was so warm, thoughtful, and intelligent in a uniquely observant way.

Diane Lange said...

Lorna had such a generous heart for so many in this world. She especially extended herself to plan activities that encouraged children to explore the arts. Additionally Lorna was an awesome paper-making teacher when I took her class at Wustum some years ago. I have also enjoyed her political perspectives through the years and her zestful approach to living.