In memory of

Edwin Henrich

August 21, 1929 - November 13, 2017
From: Newell, IA
Edwin Henrich Edwin Henrich

Edwin Henrich

Born: August 21, 1929
Died: November 13, 2017
Age: 88
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   Ed Henrich, age 88 of Newell, IA, passed away Monday morning, November 13, 2017, surrounded by his family, during his favorite season of the year- harvest. Edwin Charles Henrich was born August 21, 1929, on the family farm south of Newell. He was welcomed by sister Bernice and parents Elwood and Zelia (McKeen) Henrich. Ed graduated from Newell High School in 1948, where he was a four-year letter winner in both basketball and baseball. He was one of the leaders of the Newell team that advanced to state baseball tournaments in 1948. In 1948, Ed was invited to try out for the New York Yankees. He attended Morningside College to play baseball and basketball. Ed then joined his father on the family farm and enjoyed all aspects of farming until his retirement.
   Ed and Marilyn Henrich were married on September 21, 1949, at Sacred Heart Church in Early, IA. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sac City. 
Ed played town team baseball for several years. Later he became an excellent bowler- at one time he held a 229 average. He also enjoyed golf, and watching all sports, especially when his children and grandchildren were playing. Everyone knew of and enjoyed his quiet, dry sense of humor. Ed was proud to be a lifelong resident of Newell. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
   Ed is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Westcott); sister Bernice (Bris) Skiles of Billings, MT; brother-in-law Jerry (Pat) Westcott;  sisters-in-law Teresa and Frances Westcott; sons Tom Henrich of Storm Lake, IA, 
Mike Henrich of Newell, IA, and James (Stacy) Henrich of State Center, IA; daughters Sally Henrich of Omaha, NE, Cindy (Alan) Gibson of St. Louis Park, MN, and Sara Eben of Greeley, CO; grandchildren Chris (Meghann) Henrich, Heather (Phil) Smith, Tracey (Mike) Fogarty, Jace (Mandy) Henrich, Carlie (Chris) Weidner, Cheyenne Henrich , Steven (Sarah) Seehusen, Payton (Steven) Fox, Ben Henrich, Reilly Henrich, and Chance Eben. He also leaves behind great grandchildren Quinn and Decker Smith, Novalyn Fogarty, Hannah Henrich, Isla Weidner, and Andrew, Gabriel and Lydia Seehusen.
   He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Susan Eakins, son-in-law Max Eakins, daughter-in-law Barbara (Bach) Henrich, brothers-in-law Richard and Robert Westcott.





Memorial Mass
10:00 a.m. Saturday
November 18, 2017
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Sac City, Iowa
There will be no prior visitation.
Family and friends are invited to gather for lunch and a time of fellowship immediately following the service in the Parish Hall.
Newell Cemetery
at a later date.


Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 5:01 PM
“Sally Henrich Just a message of prayerful condolence (goodwill, God's PEACE, friendship, best wishes overall for you) as a former Newell High school classmate, reminding you of Jesus as Lord, Savior and Comforter with prayer, Bible passages, worship and good fellowship. Sorry for late message of condolence or sympathy and comfort and goodwill as I found your Dad's obituary just lately as I looked up a cousin's obituary- Connie Galbraith originally from Sac City, a cousin from my Mom's side of the family we grew up with too. GOD BLESS YOU and TAKE GOOD CARE of yourself ! Hope to see and visit with you casually sometime again in the future, don't know if there are Newell High school reunion get togethers or not too. Have and make 2018 a good year of interesting activities ! Sincerely, Brad Smith ”
- Bradley Smith
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 9:38 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Ed. In the past we bowled with, and against each other!! A great man and will be missed! My heart for the family, hopefully he is looking down and give me some more tips on bowling!!!”
- Lee Mahler
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 4:13 PM
“Tom and family,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your father and grandpa. You are in our thoughts during this time.
Buena Vista County Auditor's Office
Storm Lake, Iowa”
- Sharon Henkel
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 2:36 PM
“So sorry for the loss of Ed. I have many memories of him. I remember being in the kitchen where we had many conversations about bowling, sporting events, family etc. I remember his smile and his laugh. I remember coming home from town one night and the truck died and he was not happy about having to stop and putting Heat in the gas tank. I have so many fond memories of spending time at the Henrich household and Ed was certainly a part of that. Sincere condolences to you all. ”
- Brenda Shank
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 2:36 PM
“I'm sorry to hear about Ed. Every time I go past your farm, I think about you all. You all take care. With sympathy, Jan Popp”
- Jan (Lubeck) Popp
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