Wesley Everett Henry, 97, of Daykin, Neb. passed away on Jan. 24, 2014 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury.
He was born on July 10, 1916 to William and Lulu (Brinkman) Henry at the family home, east of Daykin.
He was baptized, confirmed, and a life-long member of St. John Lutheran Church. He attended a one-room school near the family farm through the 8th grade and graduated from Daykin High School in 1933.
After graduation, he farmed with his parents until being called into the Army in January 1942. He was stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., and Camp Pendleton, Calif., before shipping overseas. Severely wounded in action, he spent several months recovering in foreign and U.S. hospitals before being honorably discharged in May, 1945. His service earned him the Pacific Ribbon, two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart.
Several years later, he was a rural mail carrier.