James “Jim” Henry, 71, St. Cloud
June 6, 1945 - August 22, 2016
Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of James “Jim” Henry, will be at 10:30am Friday, August 26th 2016 at the St. Marcus Catholic Church in Clear Lake. Jim died Monday at the VA Hospital in St. Cloud. The Rev. Virgil Helmin will officiate with burial at the Becker Cemetery in Becker. A visitation for family and friends will 4-8:00 PM Thursday at the Miller-Carlin Funeral home in St. Cloud and one-hour prior to services Friday, August 26th at the church in Clear Lake. St. Marcus parish prayers will be at 5:00 PM, Thursday at the funeral home in St. Cloud.
Jim was born June 6th 1945 in St. Cloud to Newell & Margaret (Carlin) Henry. Jim’s mother passed away when he was young, his father married Helen Kiffmeyer in 1956. After graduating from Becker high school, Jim joined the Marine Corps and served from 1964-1968. He was proud to serve and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. On September 11th 1971, Jim married Colleen “Connie” Wurzer and they had 3 children. Jim worked for many years at Minnesota Power and Light in Little Falls retiring in 2002. Jim enjoyed fishing trips with his family, deer hunting with “the Guys”, birthday parties for the grandchildren, and many hours playing cards with family and friends. He was a member of the St. Marcus Catholic Church, Waite Park American Legion, the DVA; and he was a life member of the East Side VFW and the Marine Corps League.
Survivors include his wife, Colleen “Connie” Henry of Saint Cloud; children, Owen (Victoria) Henry of St. Michael; Anita (Chad) Kolstad of Becker; and Eric (Chayla) Henry of Sauk Rapids. Sister, Colleen “Cy” (William) Kiffmeyer of Clear Lake, Sister-in-law, Darlene Henry of Delano; Brother-in-law, Richard Ellison of Monticello, 6 grandchildren, Henry Kolstad, Karalyn Kolstad, Olivia Henry, William Henry, Lydia Henry and Dominic Henry, and 5 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Newell Henry, Margaret Henry, Helen Henry; brother, Allen Henry, sister Kathy Ellison, and niece Dawn Massmann.
Jim courageously battled cancer for over 24 years and would want to thank everyone who took part in his care. Jim’s family would like to thank the VA in St. Cloud for the care he received throughout his many years and in his final days.