Robert L. Henn

Robert L. Henn, 90, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at 2:55 a.m. at Heritage Pointe of Huntington.

Mr. Henn graduated from Ligonier High School in 1947 and earned a bachelor’s in industrial management from Purdue University. He was national president of Sigma Alpha Tau Air Transportation Fraternity while at Purdue, and was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He served in the United States Air Force as a first lieutenant during the Korean War and was awarded two battle stars. He retired in 1993 as a regional sales manager from Farm Bureau Insurance after 33 years of service.

Mr. Henn was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Huntington and later became a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 7 and VFW Post 2689 in Huntington and Elk’s Lodge 796 in Bluffton. He was also a member of the Indiana Life Underwriters Association.

He was born April 29, 1929, in Ligonier to Kenneth and Corrine Hussey Henn. He married Joanne S. Secrist on June 21, 1952, in Enid, OK, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 26, 2003. He married Emmaline P. “Emmy” O’Harrow Purviance on Dec. 27, 2004, in Huntington, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 13, 2014.

Survivors include a son, David A. (Diane) Henn, of Huntington; a stepson, Andy (Donna) Purviance, of Carlsbad, CA; two stepdaughters, Mary P. (Mike Sepalak) York, of Cary, NC, and Margie P. Hedrick, of Huntington; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Robert A. “Rob” Henn, and a stepgrandson, Aaron Freeman York.

Calling is Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A funeral service will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the mortuary, with Gerald Moreland officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Huntington with military graveside rites performed by VFW Post 2689 of Huntington.

Memorials are to Huntington County Humane Society, Trinity United Methodist Church or Cancer Services for Huntington County, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington IN 46750.
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