A celebration of life gathering will take place Saturday March 9 at West Park 619 S Wolf Rd in Des Plaines from 1pm - 3pm.
  • 60 years old
  • Born on March 6, 1952 in Racine, Wisconsin, United States.
  • Passed away on January 6, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mark Henkes 60 years old , born on March 6, 1952 and passed away on January 6, 2013. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Barbara Wever on 6th March 2013
Mark is missed. He was my friend for over 25 years ( he said 30) we traveled Texas together. I really loved his story the Swineherd and brag about it to people. He always enjoyed a good road trip and really like to drive. He made me laugh and he helped me bottle feed 4 kittens and felt like they were his kids. I'm glad he is at peace now.
Posted by Vince Adkins on 17th January 2013
I remember Mark from our days at Oklahoma State University, where he earned his MA. He was one of the most interesting persons I have known. Intelligent, witty, unique, with a sense of humor that left a few people perplexed, so idiosyncratic and dry; but, for those who knew him appreciated his humor that was often self-derogatory -- but never at the cost to another person.
Posted by Jon Henkes on 13th January 2013
Becky, can't say that I knew Mark, but he is family and I want to express sympathy for your loss. Our dads were quite the clan: Steve, Barney, Donny, Nubs, Ralph, Bob, Larry. They did a fine job raising their families. I've heard that Mark had endured hardships. I'm sure his courage will live on to brighten the path for many others.
Posted by Mary Hawkins on 11th January 2013
These pictures are wonderful--thanks for posting them! Uncle Mark had a wonderful grin. I remember goofy postcards he sent from Pennsylvania, and the crazy hair he had when I was a kid (80's). He always had a joke or something to say that would make you think. I am also grateful that he is free of his body, at peace. I look forward to reading Kafka's short stories and thinking of him.
Posted by Stephen Loska on 11th January 2013
We grew up in the same neighborhood, went to the same schools, he was my roomate for a year at SIU. I talked to him briefly when he was in Penn. He was one of the most interesting people I have known. He cared more than anything about doing the right thing. He will be missed.
Posted by Becky Henkes on 7th January 2013
My dear brother Mark had alot of hardships in his life. I am happy that he is free of his body and at peace. I will remember the good times. Camping trips every summer, Christmas at Grandma's in Florida, Football and track parties with his friends.

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