Robert C. Henry, 87, St. Cloud
April 28, 1929 - October 8, 2016
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016 at St. Mary’s Cathedral Lower Church for Robert C. Henry, age 87 of St. Cloud who passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Aspirus Hospice House in Wausau, Wisconsin. Reverend Scott Pogatchnik will officiate. Entombment will take place at the Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum in St. Cloud.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud and after 9:00 a.m. on Friday at the church.
Bob was born on April 28, 1929 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to John and Rose (Kraker) Henry. He served his country in the United States Army from 1953 until his discharge in 1955. Bob married Kathleen A. Pull on September 3, 1955 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s University, Collegeville in 1951, and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota and did post graduate work at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. Bob taught Political Science at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas from 1956 through 1996 and served as Academic Dean from 1972 until 1974. He also served in the Kansas State Legislature from 1977 through 1979, the Governmental Ethics Commission from 1979 through 1980 and the Kansas State Board of Tax Appeals from 1980 until 1988. Bob returned to St. Cloud in 1996 following his retirement. He was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish, Knights of Columbus Council #961 and the Catholic Order of Foresters.
Bob is survived by his children, Robert J., MD of Canton, Massachusetts, Joseph (Martha) of Wausau, Wisconsin, Mary of Cheney, Kansas and Timothy (Shanna) of Cheney, Kansas; five grandchildren; Mark, Ann, Claire, Sarah and Gus; and sister-in-law, Muriel Henry of St. Cloud.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Kathleen on January 4, 2000; sister, Mary Louise Knese; brothers, John, Edward and Reverend Charles, OSB.
In lieu of flowers the family recommends memorials to Cathedral High School or St. John’s University.