Richard HenrySeptember 15th, 2019
Richard Henry, age 85, passed away peacefully August 31, 2019 at Edencrest Sienna Hills, Ankeny, Iowa. He was born May 30, 1934 to Alfred and Della (nee McPherren) Henry in Creston, Iowa. Richard graduated from Northwest Missouri State with a Masters in Business/Accounting. He married his high school sweetheart, Darlene Joyce Sanderson, in 1954. They were married for 54 years until Darlene's death in 2009. Richard married Betty Steinrauf in 2012. Rich enjoyed fishing and his fishing buddies, camping, playing Pinochle and cribbage with the in-laws, golf, wood carving and watching his kids and grandchildren in their endeavors. Richard retired from Farm Bureau after 31 years. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and a Mason. Rich leaves behind his wife Betty; his children, Julia (Jim) Nurnberg, Cynthia (Ralph) Grout, Dale (Patty) Henry, Valerie (Allan) Svalstedt; grandchildren, Bradley (Leann) Nurnberg, Ryan Nurnberg, Kelsey (Clay) Leachman, Halcyon (Clete) Younger, Megan (Philip) Grout, Kassie (Justin) Siebler, AJ (Mallary) Henry; great-grandchildren, Connor and Emmaline; Evan and Wyatt; Cole and Henlee; Weston, Fiona and Joslynn; Arno, Catron, Spenser, Riley and Brooke; Collins and Meyers; Amber and Nolan; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, and grandson, Jeremy. Visitation will be 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Friday, September 27 at the Ankeny Funeral Home, 1510 W. 1st St., Ankeny IA 50023. Burial will be private. Memorials will go to Hospice/Music Therapy.