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“Definitely the Real Number One Dad. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Tim Jones - Liberty, TX - Friend

“I have known Gary his whole life, but living so far away his mother (my dearest friend) would write or phone me and tell me about her family. I was...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Joan Clark - Eugene, OR

“Praying for all of you. it's been a long time since I saw Gary but all the good memories are there, Could someone send me the program from the...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Lorrie Smith - Cedar Falls, IA

“Jolane: Thinking of you. We are sending our caring thoughts and prayers to you and yours. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Les and Joyce - Omaha, NE

“It is so hard to watch a son and brother suffer and not be able to get well. To lose that person is difficult too, but I hope some of your pain can...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Kerin Knight - West Des Moines, IA

“Greetings to all in Gary's family. My first memory is babysitting a happy funny little guy with that Henrichs sense of humor. The last time we...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Sharon Laughlin - Denver, CO

“To the Henrichs Family, saddened to hear of Gary's passing. I remember many GOOD times with Gary when in school and 4-H! My thoughts are with you all. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Carolyn S Jones - Fort Dodge, IA

“Dear Jo, My prayers are with you and your family. God's peace be with you, Jenna ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jenna Brownell - West Des Moines, IA

“We are deeply saddened by the news of Gary's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Larry & Deanna Leichliter - Ogden, IA


Gary Henrichs, 63, of Boxholm, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 20, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boxholm. Pastor Rod Meyer will officiate. Visitation will be held Sunday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boxholm. For online obituaries and condolences please visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com

Gary Leon Henrichs was born on December 25, 1951, in Jefferson, Iowa, the son of Leon and Dorothy (Freeman) Henrichs. He graduated with the Grand Community High School class of 1970.

On September 30, 1972, Gary was united in marriage to Ann Hedblom at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boxholm. To this union two sons were born: Brad and Kevin.

Gary was employed at Oscar Mayer in Perry and later began farming the family farm and recently retired due to health issues. He was very proud of his farm and enjoyed raising sheep, goats, and chickens, and training horses. He treasured spending time with his son and family, and his granddaughters were the love of his life.

Gary belonged to Trinity Lutheran Church in Boxholm. He enjoyed playing cards, hanging out in the card shack, and was an avid fan of Iowa State Cyclones.

Survivors include his son, Kevin (Chandra) Henrichs of Des Moines, Iowa; two granddaughters, Alexia and Kamryn Henrichs; mother, Dorothy Henrichs of Boxholm, Iowa; one brother, Denny (Linda) Henrichs of Rembrandt, Iowa; two sisters, Jolane (Keith) Stewart and Karen (Joel) Wolcott both of West Des Moines, Iowa; nephews, Jeremy and Clint Henrichs, John Adam Burt, and Kyle Wolcott; niece, Jillian Wolcott; aunts, cousins, and close friends; and Kevin's mother, Ann Benson.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leon Henrichs, and son, Brad Henrichs in 2011.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

"Grandpa would like to thank his family for their care, love, and support."