Mary Lou Henke, 78, Jasper

Mary Lou Henke, 78, of Jasper, died Monday, September 14, at her home. She was born in Ferdinand April 2, 1942, to Victor and Eleanor (Boeglin) Hedinger. She married Eugene “Gene” Henke November 26, 1960, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand.

Mary Lou was a homemaker. She enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Gene Henke; four sons, Glenn Henke, Huntingburg, Steve Henke and wife Rita, Dale, Brian Henke and wife Dee Ann, Birdseye, and Rick Henke and companion Karen Fetter, Ferdinand; one daughter, Debbie Buschkoetter and husband Mike, Ferdinand; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosie Greulich, Ferdinand; and three brothers, Robert Hedinger and wife Margie, Florida, Paul Hedinger and wife Tina, Jasper, and John Hedinger and wife Crystal, Greensburg.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Englert, one brother, Joseph Hedinger, one son-in-law, Patrick Kerstiens, and one grandson, Jason Kerstiens.

Friends may call from 9-10 a.m. Monday at St. Ferdinand Church. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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