Wilma A. Henriksen

Wilma A. Henriksen, age 94, of Friendship, Wisconsin passed away on January 22, 2013 at the Villa Pines Living Center in Friendship, Wisconsin. Due to her request no services will be held.

Wilma was born February 15, 1918 in Mower County, Minnesota to Lincoln and Lula (Campbell) Strand.

Her family moved to Strongs Prairie where she grew up. She married Henry Henriksen on June 14, 1936 in Austin, Minnesota. They had one daughter, Donna and in 1938 they moved to Chicago, returning to Friendship in 1945.

Wilma was a member of the Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church and the Cottonville Homemakers Club.  She was a volunteer at the Tomah VA Hospital.

Wilma was very proud of being a grandma, great-grandma and great-great grandma.

She enjoyed visiting friends at Villa Pines, crafts, embroidery and selling Avon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Henriksen; parents, Lincoln & Lula Strand; sister, Vernell Weber and sister, Dorothy Olsen

Daughter: Donna Pease of Delavan, Wisconsin
Grandson: Donald (Kimberly) Bottensek of Delavan, Wisconsin
Grandson: Daniel (Patti) Bottensek of Friendship, Wisconsin
Granddaughter: Deneen (Gary) Sumiejski of Delavan, Wisconsin
Grandson: David(Kristen) Pease of Delavan, Wisconsin
Five Great-grandchildren: Jennifer (Jeremy Armstrong), Daniel (Krista), Dustin (Nicole), Danielle and Degarya
Five Great-great grandchildren: Dominik, Natalie, Mason, Lillyann and Leeum
Sister: Verniece Wesely of Adams, Wisconsin
Sister: Willetta Tolley of Adams, Wisconsin
One step great-grandson: Jason (Kim)
One Step great-granddaughter: Sarah
Three Step great-great-grandchildren: Dominck, Bentley and Bella.
further survived by: several nieces & nephews

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  2. samantha turnmire aka tolley says:

    Aunt Wilma I am soooo sorry for missing your passing. I loved you lots. Donna Danny Donny am so sorry to lose a wonderful lady. She was another gma for me not to replace my gma but loved as well by me. Huggs and kisses as well as many memories thinking of you all…loves

  3. Gary and Pam Barnes says:

    Sorry for yor loss and so soon after losing Louie. Hugs

  4. Hans & Dorothy Menck says:

    Verniece, Willetta, Donna & families, Sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady.

  5. Rose Hayes Lafler says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Have fond memories of having glasses of Pepsi and Cookie Break cookies with her and Henry. Pretty impressive salt and pepper shaker collection she had as well!

  6. shawna gruber says:

    Sorry for your lost.your all in my prayers

  7. Lauren Heitman says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Wilma’s passing. She was a wonderful woman who loved her family dearly. It was a pleasure to sit and talk with her. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  8. Ginny Newsom Batie says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers to all. She was a very special lady.

  9. Doris Collins says:

    Donna So sorry for your loss are prayers are with you

  10. Mike Brogan says:

    My condolences to the whole family. She was very special woman and will be missed by many.

  11. Lynn Hendricks says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God keep and comfort you now and always…

  12. Loren Lecy and Peg Henriksen says:

    May God, family and friends comfort you during this difficult time.

  13. Lori Chilewski Bartram says:

    Thinking of all of you. (((((HUGS))))) Love, Tiger & Family

  14. Tom Novak says:

    As a young boy growing up in Cottonville, I remember Wilma and Henry very well. Donna, her daughter, would go to our 4-H meetings with Patsy Weber (Wilma’s sister Vernell’s daughter) and my sister Joanne Novak. My mother (Edythe Krapf) was also a member of the Cottonville homemakers club, and we would see Wilma there. Wilma was always a very busy woman, involving herself in many activities. I also remember Henry very well, as he and my dad (George Krapf) worked in the construction trade together–Henry had a unique sense of humor, and was always drawing something.

  15. roz Jensen says:

    my thoughts and prayers are with you. Wilma was a special lady.

  16. Ed and Lori Steiskal says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

  17. Jennifer Armstrong says:

    I took care of Wilma at Villa Pines. She was a wonderful woman. We would have our little talks and she enjoyed the company. She was a wonderful woman. She will be missed by many. Now she is at peace and with her husband.