Feb. 2, 2012 Ritzville Adams County Washington, USA
John Jacob Henning, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2011 at the age of 90 at Life Care Center in Ritzville. He was born Sept. 26, 1921 at a farm home near Emden Station, Adams County, Wash., to Carsten Herman Hannings and Elizabeth Boyd Hennings. When he was a few days old, he moved with his family to the Frank Norris farm in the Carico Hills, where he lived the rest of his life, until he entered Life Care Nursing Home in Ritzville in May 2011.
He is surivived by his wife Pauline (Pennell- Cundiff) Hennings at the farm home in Sprague, Wash.; Mary Louise (Steve) Courchaine, Newman Lake; Ronald John (Ann Kilpatrick) Hennings Sprague and seven grandchildren. Siblings are Walter Hennings, Ritzville, deceased; Ann Yates, Spokane; Freda (Rudy) Thaut, Ritzville; Dorothy Soderstrom, Walla Walla; Willard (Pat) Hennings, Ritzville. He has many nieces, newphews and cousins.
He attended country school in Adams County and graduated from Ritzville High School in 1939. After graduation he farmed with his parents, eventually acquiring his own cattle and land properties in Adams and Lincoln Counties of Washington. He ws named "Adams County Cattleman of the Year" in 1966. He was a member of the Elks, BPOE Lodge #1930 and a Cattleman's Association member. He was a charter member of the Ritzville Roedo Association. He ran the rough stock gate until his early eighties for the Labor Day Rodeo.