Harry David Hennigh Jr., 87, Atchison, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at Gran Villas, in Atchison.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at St. Josephs Catholic Church, with Rev. Jeremy Heppler OSB, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A parish rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, at St. Josephs Church, with visitation following until 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Benedict Parish, St. Benedict Catholic School Endowment or Maur Hill Mt. Academy School and may be left in care of Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home, with whom the final care has been entrusted.

Condolences may be left at www.arensbergpruett.com.

Harry was born Dec. 13, 1930, in Sabetha, Kansas, the son of Harry David Hennigh Sr. and Nora Adams Hennigh. He attended elementary school in Sabetha and graduated from Sabetha High School.

Harry served in the United States Air Force from Feb. 27, 1950 until his honorable discharge on March 7, 1963 with a rank of Staff Sargent.

He and Joan Elaine Gursky were united in marriage on June 28, 1952, in Racine, Wisconsin. The couple made their home in Racine from 1963 until 1966. While in Racine, Harry served with the Racine Police Department and then the United States Postal Service. They then moved to Atchison, where Harry served with the Atchison Police Department for eight years before becoming the Chief of Police in Sabetha, where he served for three years. He then returned to Atchison to work at the Atchison Hospital in the maintenance department until his retirement.

Harry was a member of St. Benedict Parish. In his free time, he enjoyed being a sports spectator and especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren in all of their sporting events.

Survivors include: his wife of 66 years, Joan Hennigh, Atchison; two sons, Michael (Karen) Hennigh, Atchison, Daniel (Robin) Hennigh, Atchison; two daughters, Patty (Dennis) Gardner, Atchison, Kathy (Terry) Chalfant, Brighton, Colorado; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: a son, Mark Hennigh; and four sisters, Norma, Margaret, Bernice and Mildred. As published in the Atchison Globe.

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