Of Sprague WA died Thursday, Feburary 2, 2012 at Life Care Center in Ritzville WA.
John was born September 26, 1921 at a farm home near Emden Station, Adams County Washington to Carsten Herman Hennings and Elizabeth Boyd Hennings.
When he was a few days old, he moved with his family to the Frank Norris farm in the Carico Hills, where he lived the rest of his life until he entered Life Care Nursing Home in Ritzville in May 2011.
He is survived by his wife Pauline (Pennell Cundiff) Hennings at the farm home (Sprague, WA); Mary Louise (Steve) Courchaine, Newman Lake, WA, Ronald John (Ann Kilpatrick) Hennings, Sprague, WA; grandchildren John Jared (Rebecca) Taylor, Houston, TX, Chase Courchaine (Houston, TX), Sarah A. Courchaine (Phoenix, AZ), Heather, Hugh and Heidi Hennings, Sprague, WA.
Siblings are Walter Hennings, Ritzville, deceased, Ann Yates, Spokane WA, Freda (Rudy) Thaut, Ritzville, WA, Dorothy Soderstrom, Walla Walla, WA, Willard (Pat) Hennings, Ritzville, WA.
He has many nieces, nephews and cousins.
John attended country school in Adams County and graduated from Ritzville High School in 1939.
After graduation he farmed with his parents, eventually acquiring his own cattle and land properties in Adams and Lincoln Counties of Washington.
He was named “Adams County Cattleman of the Year” in 1966.
He was a member of the Elks, BPOE Lodge #1930 and a Cattleman’s Association member.
John was a charter member of the Ritzville Rodeo Association.
He ran the rough stock gate until his early eighties for the Labor Day Rodeo.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 7 at 11 am at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Ritzville WA.
The family suggests that gifts may be made to Ritzville Rodeo Association, 2360 E. Arlt Rd., Sprague, WA 99032.
Condolences may be left at www.danekasfuneralhome.org. Later, private interment is planned.
DANEKAS FUNERAL HOME, RITZVILLE, WA.