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Richard Henk '71
Richard Jemison '67
Michael Mlodoch '70
William Hensch '68

October 2016

Richard Henk - Class '71
Richard A. Henk age 63 of Genoa, Illinois passed away September 28, 2016. Beloved son of Lillian and the late Irvin Henk. Loving brother of Kenneth (Sandra) Henk and Judy (Bill) Haase. Dear uncle of Betsy Minion, Katie Roberts, Jackie Lewis, Michael Haase, and Kristin Haase. Memorial Gathering Friday, October 7 from 10:30a.m. until time of Service at 11:30a.m. at G.L. Hills Funeral Home, 745 Graceland Ave., Des Plaines, IL 60016. Burial will be private in Town of Maine Cemetery, Park Ridge, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association , 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604-1242 or charity of choice . For information, 847-699-9003 or

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Oct. 2, 2016



Richard Jemison - Class '67
Richard F. Jemison, 67, of Jacksonville passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Rick was born July 1, 1949 and was raised in Des Plaines, IL, lived in Elk Grove Village, IL and Boyd, TX before moving to Jacksonville, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife Ping Hsi Jemison. Rick was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who knew him. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 850 St. Johns Bluff Rd. North, Jacksonville, FL 32225, 904-641-9755.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Oct. 16, 2016

Michael Mlodoch - Class '70
Michael Mlodoch 64 died suddenly on September 26 at his home in Escondido, CA. He is preceded in death by his Father Willis and Mother Beatrice. He is survived by his Brothers Mark (Lisa), Matthew (Dawn), Miles, Mace, Malcolm (Susan), Merrill, Sisters Maris Johnson (Peter), Marla and Miriam, and Nephew Andy (Flavia). Michael was born in Chicago and grew up in Des Plaines, IL.

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2016




William Hensch - Class '68
Mr. William Pollitt “Bill” Hensch, age 65 of Jonesboro, passed on to the Lord at 9:33 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2016 at his home with his family by his side after seven months of fighting cancer. He was born November 5, 1950 in Des Plaines, the son of William and Audrey (Pollitt) Hensch. He married Sarah Nave on October 8, 1977 in Des Plaines, they resided there until moving to Jonesboro in 2004. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Sarah Hensch of Jonesboro; he will be terribly missed by his sister, Patricia and husband Alan Thomas; sister, Joanne and husband Tom Burkley; brothers in law, Ron Hartley and John Nave; nieces, Amanda Nave, Emily Van Essen and her sons, Jacob, Jordan, and Quillan; nephew, Sean Hartley and wife Melissa; cousins, and so many wonderful lifelong friends, as well as dear friends who we have met since moving here. Bill joined the Des Plaines Fire Department in February of 1976 as a Firefighter/Paramedic, promoted to Engineer, was active in the firefighter’s union and then became a Fire Inspector and Investigator where he served the last ten years of his career. He retired in June 2004 after twenty-eight years of service when they moved to Jonesboro to their lifelong dream of country living. Bill and Sarah joined Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church where Bill served in the men’s group. Bill lost his parents, relatives and many friends to age, illness or accidental death. He was no stranger to it personally or professionally and knew how precious a gift life is. Bill knew suffering and spent many hours comforting and visiting with friends who were in any type of crisis. There will be two Memorial services for Mr. William Pollitt “Bill” Hensch. The first will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna with Pastor Mark Hasty officiating. The second will be Saturday, November 5, 2016 at G.L. Hills Funeral Home, 745 Graceland Ave, Des Plaines from 11 a.m to 2 p.m.