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Paul Hennings

March 01, 1943 - April 09, 2020

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Paul Hennings

March 01, 1943 - April 09, 2020


Paul David Hennings, March 1, 1943-April 9, 2020.

Paul Hennings quietly passed away at 9:45 PM April 9, 2020 after a short battle with cancer with his wife Verla Hennings and sister Eileen Rick by his side at Essentia Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents Martin and Selma Hennings and brother-in-law George Rick, Moorhead, MN.  He is survived by his wife Verla Hennings (Clemenson), Fargo, ND, sisters Eileen Rick, Moorhead, MN, Shirley Lambert (Keith), Hull IA, son Nevin Clemenson, Fargo, ND, nieces and nephews, three grandsons, a granddaughter, one great grandson, and his extended family at Swannie’s Campground, Lake Park, MN.

Paul grew up on a farm near Durbin, ND attending elementary school and secondary school in Durbin. While in Durbin, Paul helped out several neighbors with painting around their farms, all while.  maintaining his chores on his parent’s farm.  He later moved with the family to Fargo, ND in 1959.

Paul graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1961, and from there he went into the painter’s apprenticeship program receiving certificates in painting and paperhanging. Prior to entering the apprenticeship program, he started working for his uncles at Hennings Painting and Decorating and  earned his journeyman painter’s certification. After his uncles retired, Paul went to work for Swanson and Youngdale out of Minneapolis, MN. After SY closed down operations in Moorhead, MN,  Paul went on to Craig Geron Creative Arts, finally retiring in 2012, after 51 years.  During his 51-year career Paul was an active member of the Painter union, including serving as union president for a period of time.

Paul met Verla in 1974 in Fargo, ND.  They were united in marriage on June 27, 1981.

Paul was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing when he could.  He enjoyed racing, so much so, that at one time he was a partial owner of a couple sprint cars and even owned and drove a ¾ midget race car.  Later in life he enjoyed taking trips with family.

A small family funeral will be held on Saturday April 18, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo, ND with internment in Sunset Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to The American Cancer Society in Paul’s name.


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21 responses to “Paul Hennings”

  1. Karen Kuhler chesley says:

    So sorry to hear of Paul’s death my prayers are with you

  2. Kathy Swanson says:

    My deepest sympathy to Verla and the rest of their family. You’re in my thoughts and prayer 🙏🏻❤️

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  4. Kay Zirnhelt says:

    Verla I’m so very sorry for your families loss! Prayers for all of you. May Paul Rest In Peace!

  5. Rosanne Lively says:

    Verla & Family,
    Sorry for your loss. Paul’s quiet demeanor and his nice smile will be missed. Saying prayers for you all. Rosie Lively

  6. Terri Mita says:

    Verla and family our deepest condolences to you at this difficult time. Your in our prayers 🙏🙏🙏and thoughts. Nick and Terri Mita from Tennessee

  7. Bert says:

    So sorry for you loss Verla and family..hugs and prayers

  8. Elaine Clemenosn says:

    My deepest sympathy to you, Verla. May you gain the strength through our Savior, Jesus Christ during the difficult times that lies ahead for you. Take one day at a time. We love you.

  9. Elaine Clemenosn says:

    My deepest condolences to you, Verla. May Our Savior, Jesus Christ give you the strength to get through this difficult time. Take one day at a time and lean on others to get you through. Keep your faith as this will help you in the darkest of days.

  10. Cheri vraa says:

    Prayers to you all!

  11. Dave Havelange says:

    Paul will be greatly missed love you.

  12. Deb Hennings Sahr says:

    So sorry for your loss. May your memories comfort you.

  13. Wendy Royal says:

    Verla, I’m so sorry to hear about Paul. Will miss seeing him each summer! Smile every time a reminder of him comes to mind. Thoughts and prayers to you and family.

  14. Clint and Diane Lehmann-Bud and Marcy Hennings daughter says:

    Our Deepest Sympathy on Paul’s passing. It is so hard to say goodbye to someone and now with all the COVID, not being able to be there for you all. Big Hugs to everyone. Love the pictures. They brought back great memories. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God’s Peace be with everyone in this difficult time.
    Paul, Safe Journey Good and Faithful Servant. Rest in Peace in God’s Loving Arms.

  15. Julie Trzpuc Howes says:

    Verla my sympathies to you and your family. Paul was always such a quiet guy. Hold onto your memories they are a wonderful thing. Take care. Hugs to you!

  16. Trish Young says:

    To Paul’s family. I am Eileen’s neighbor at the lake. I’m so sorry to hear that Paul has died.
    I very much enjoyed the times spent with Paul,
    “making him visit with me”… when at family events, or just in the yard.
    What a very nice, kind, and interesting man. I will miss seeing him around. Cherish your memories.

  17. Don Pfaff says:

    So sorry for you loss Verla, my prays go out to you.

  18. Benita Albrecht says:

    So sorry for your loss Verla, remember the good times and hold them close to your heart!

  19. Linda S Skalet says:

    So sorry for your loss, Verla and family. I miss our bowling team. We’ve had a lot of good memories as I am sure you and Paul have had. It is unfortunate with the time we are in that we can’t get together. Feel free to get in touch.

  20. Cam, Amber, Makayla, and Emery Clemenson says:

    We love you!!!😥

  21. Laura Alkofer says:

    I taught Paul way back in 1957 at Durbin,ND What a wonderful student. I hadn’t seen him since then and last summer when I was in Fargo he came to the Hotel I was staying at . We had coffee and visited for about an hour.It was wonderful to see Paul after so many years.His wife and family have my deepest sympathy.

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