Alfred Henke, 87, a 60 year resident of Security, CO, passed away April 12, 2015 in Colorado Springs. Born in Western, Nebraska to William and Olive Henke, he was the last surviving child of eight children.
Al left high school to enlist in the Navy to serve his country during World War II, reaching Shanghai, China on the USS Mansfield. Before shipping out, he married his high school sweetheart, Jeniece Sims, on Dec. 30, 1945.
After his discharge from the Navy, he worked for the US Postal Service as a clerk for 35 years in Western, Colorado Springs and Security, and he was a friend to all he served.
Al was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, his wife, Jeniece, and his son, Bradley. He is survived by his children - Alanna Cook of Colorado Springs, John Henke (Judy) of Security, and Jolene Siemsen (Steve) of Fairbury, NE, four grandsons - Gavin Gaard, Wyatt Bonner, Jeffrey Henke and Jay Henke, and six great grandchildren.