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Carl Henry

September 14, 1942 ~ November 17, 2020 (age 78)

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Carl Henry, 78, of Shenandoah, Iowa entered into rest on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Bryan Medical Center East Campus, Lincoln, Nebraska.  Graveside funeral services for Carl will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:00 am at Union Grove Cemetery near Northboro, Iowa with Pastor Jack Langley officiating.  There will be an open viewing and visitation held for Carl on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm (the family will not be present during this time).  Wearing of face masks and social distancing will be observed.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring their own lawn chair to the graveside.  Memorials, in lieu of flowers, are being directed to People For Paws.


Carl Henry was born on September 14, 1942, in Worth County, Missouri, the son of Carl and Vera (Davis) Henry.  He passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, with his loving wife, Martha, at his side at the age of 78 years, 2 months, 3 days.

He was raised in Taylor County, Iowa and as a young man moved to Shenandoah, Iowa.  Carl was highly active in the Shenandoah Jay Cee’s where he held several local and state offices.  He was a petroleum salesman for the Shenandoah Co-op for several years.  He set extremely high goals for himself and was never satisfied until he reached them.  He received several prestigious awards from the Co-op’s supplier, Farmland Industries.  Because of these awards, he was asked by Farmland on several occasions to be a part of their training schools at their headquarters in Kansas City.   In 1991, a new opportunity came about, and he went to work for MidAmerican Energy.  Before retirement, Carl had been employed by the remodeling department of Brown’s Shoe Fit Co. where he discovered his true hobby and joy in woodworking.  He genuinely enjoyed the challenge of making things for Martha, family and friends.  He took great pride in his workmanship and always wanted to do the absolute best at whatever he did.

Carl married Lois Acklin and to this union four daughters were born, Karen, Sandra, Susan and Amy.  In 1981, Carl was united in marriage with Martha Murphy.  Carl and Martha always found great joy working together side by side.  He loved nature and always enjoyed the changing of the seasons and beauty of nature.  He loved to vacation on the west coast as he was always fascinated with the ocean.

Preceding Carl in death were his parents; three sisters, Jean, Jewell and Patricia; and three brothers, Vernon, Vincent and Volley.   Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 40 years, Martha, of Shenandoah, IA; four daughters, Karen Riley and her husband Curtis of Essex, IA, Sandy Jennings and husband Steven of Riverton, IA, Susan Stevens and husband David of Essex, IA and Amy Henry of Shenandoah, IA; numerous grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; sister, Marianna Pinkerton and husband Ralph of Corvallis, OR; sister-in-law, Ruth Henry and special nephew, Chris Henry, and wife Toyzanne, of Eagle Point, OR; extended family of Jeremy and Amanda Peterson and their daughters, Kyrie and Tenley of Grimes, IA; other relatives; and many friends.


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Carl Henry, please visit our floral store.


Open Viewing
November 22, 2020

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service
405 W Thomas Avenue
Shenandoah, IA 51601

Graveside Service
November 23, 2020

11:00 AM
Union Grove Cemetery, Iowa, Northboro


People For Paws
P O Box 221, Shenandoah IA 51601
Tel: 1-402-679-2684

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