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Harry Henry

May 29, 1937 - September 23, 2020

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Harry Henry

May 29, 1937 - September 23, 2020

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Harry G. “Tim” Henry, 83, Fargo, died September 23rd in Bethany Retirement Living Center on University. Tim was born May 29th, 1937 in Galesburg, ND to parents, Harry and Nettie Henry. His grandfather invited his older brothers to come into the house and meet “Tiny Tim” and the moniker stuck. Tim graduated from Galesburg High School in 1955 and served in the US Army until he was discharged in 1957. He briefly attended North Dakota State University at which time he met Vern Hunter who became a steadfast friend for life. Deciding college wasn’t for him, Tim moved and worked in Idaho and Oregon and then returned to North Dakota where he accepted a position in highway construction, which eventually led him to Wyoming where he lived for several years. It was there that he suffered a debilitating stroke at the age of 36 followed by a year of rehabilitation in the Veteran’s Hospital in Minnesota, moving to Fargo in 1976. Up until that point Tim had admittedly lived an unhealthy lifestyle and realized that it was time to make a change. In 1977 he quit drinking and forced himself through detox on his own. He recognized and appreciated the help of Alcoholics Anonymous and was proud to maintain sobriety for the rest of his life. Even though he faced many struggles, he had a positive attitude and seldom complained about his physical limitations. He enjoyed his life in Fargo and appreciated the countless friends and acquaintances he made over the past 43 years.

He is survived by a sister Betty (Lynn) Bring, four nieces and four nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Merle (Evelyn), Leroy, Carl (Marilyn), one niece and two nephews.

In accordance with his wishes no service will be held. Cremation has taken place with burial to follow at a later date.

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12 responses to “Harry Henry”

  1. Beverley Ann Colwell says:

    We have delivered meals on wheels to Harry every Friday for the past five years. We looked forward to Fridays as we knew that Harry would be waiting for us down in the lobby with a smile, a joke and a story. Harry became a part of our extended family and he will be truly missed! Our Fridays will never be the same!!

    Bev and Sharon

  2. John Stern says:

    I first met Tim when he stopped at Straus during a sidewalk sale one summer day maybe 20 years ago with his friend and our pastor at 1st Presbyterian Church, Emory Roy. Tim was such a positive, friendly guy, it was always a joy to see him. When I’d see him tooling around downtown in he motorized wheelchair, I’d stop and we’d visit for a while. I always enjoyed that.

  3. Vern Hunter says:

    Rest awhile friend, then look around for those that passed before

  4. Tara says:

    Harry was such a kind soul. I will miss him coming in to my work just to say hi. Enjoyed listening all of his stories!! He never complained. Always made my day a little brighter. RIP Harry.

  5. Chris Emerson says:

    Remembering Tim inside and outside of the VA, as well as at recovery meetings. It was always a pleasure to see him, and talk to him. Later, when it was still open, I’d frequently see and talk to him at the 6th Ave. N. Hardees 😀

  6. Mark Bring says:

    Nearly impossible to think of someone more resilient and positive in the face of adversity than Tim. A man of modest means, but rich in great friends: Vern, the late Rev. Emery Roy, Kate from Sanford (one of many wonderful Meals on Wheels volunteers), and so many more. The downtown community was so kind and generous to Tim: his pals at Hardee’s, the crew at Sandy’s Donuts, his friends at U.S. Bank, Rick and John Stern of Straus Clothing, too many to name. And his country repaid his honorable military service manyfold with excellent care by the doctors and nurses at the V.A. Hospital, where he gained many more friends. His family will always be grateful.

  7. Sharon Bohnsack says:

    I will miss Tim at the Sons of Norway and sharing our birthday on May 29th! He was special!

  8. Char Henning says:

    Tim was a good friend of my husband Lanny (Knute) Henning. Upon my husband’s death, we became friends. Tim was such caring, concerned friend that I have enjoyed ever since. May he rest in peace.

  9. John Fatland says:

    Betty, sorry to read of Tim’s passing

  10. Jennifer Smestad says:

    My condolences to the family. I have heard what an amazing person Tim was and how his light shined as an example of strength and fortitude for so many. May he rest in peace and his beloved family and friends be buoyed during this time of grief by many fond memories of him.

  11. Robert Bye says:

    We’ll miss Tim at Fargo Linoleum. He stopped by and visited often. Tim grew up in Galesburg with my Dad Emery and always loved his hometown and family. Tim was appreciative of the people in his life and every conversation we ever had included a mention of his good friend Vern. God bless you Tim and all his family and friends, we’ll miss him.
    Rob Bye

  12. Kate Steinke says:

    Such a good friend and person, one who always had a smile and joke or story to share. A proud American veteran who was a real “Mark Twain” of our day. Tim, you will be missed, but not forgotten; it was a joy and honor to call you, friend. It’s now your time to walk and run with those waiting for you.

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