July 15, 2017
- 11:00 AM
July 15, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mable A. (Hill) Henning, 100, long-time Fargo resident, passed away peacefully on July 9 under the care of the Trails of Orono and Park Nicollet Methodist Hospice, Minneapolis.
Preceded in death by her husband Joseph and daughter Mary, she is survived by her daughter Patricia Henning Strother (Patrick), Mound, MN; grandchildren Sara (fiancé Jason Michalicek) and Ryan, all of Minneapolis; brother Robert Hill (Mary), Cambria, CA; nephew and godson Rick Hill (Eloyes), Duluth, MN; and many other nieces and nephews.
Mable’s father delivered her at home on Christmas Eve 1916. She graduated from Bottineau High School in 1936 and attended the North Dakota School of Forestry where she had the leading role in the operetta H.M.S Pinafore. Shortly after she moved to Fargo-Moorhead where she served as Board Chairman of the Clay County Gasoline Rationing Board during the war. Her pioneering spirit led her to a business career as manager for Murphy Finance until 1958. Mable traveled the US and Cuba with friends, golfed, bowled, swam and biked. Known for her incredibly good shot, she hunted pheasant and the occasional rabbit caught violating her garden.
She began her nearly 50-year marriage to Joe Henning during a blizzard on February 20,1957. After their apartment and belongings were destroyed by an F5 tornado four months later to the day, they made their home in south Fargo where Mable lived until she moved to Orono, MN, four years ago. A charter member of Nativity Church, Mable sang in the choir, volunteered with Meals on Wheels, enjoyed her “sewing club,” and was an exceptionally dedicated grandmother. She cared for many family members throughout her life raising a niece during WWII and helping aging siblings and parents.
Living independently and driving until age 93, Mable brought quiet determination to her later years as she slowly slipped away into dementia. Her love of fashion, flowers, friends and family will be remembered fondly.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Kamp KACE (kampkace.org). Visitation one hour before the Celebration of New Life, Saturday, July 15 at 11:00 AM, Church of the Nativity. Internment at Holy Cross North Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center. Online guestbook: www.boulgerfuneralhome.com