Preston Citizen, 03/21/13
FAIRVIEW – Wilfred “Willie” Earl Hentrup, 81, passed away peacefully at his home in Fairview, Idaho. He was born on June 22, 1931, in Dubois, Ind., to Frank John and Rosa Mary Theising Hentrup. He married Wanda Jean Davis on Aug. 25, 1951, in New Albany, Ind.
Willie enjoyed the outdoors and especially loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed four wheeling and taking scenic drives with his wife Wanda. He enjoyed tracking and scouting while preparing for his hunts. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After his service, he became a plumbing contractor with his brother.
He is survived by his children, Carol Jean (Harold) Miller, of Gilbert, Ariz.; Ruth Ann (Mike) Busser, of Merced, Calif.; Theresa Kay (Gil) Duron, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and Melinda Pearl (Bryan) Williams, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a brother Romy (Margaret) Hentrup, of New Albany, Ind. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wanda; and nine siblings, Aloise, Rosella, Veronica, Gilbert, Ralph, Urban, Bernie, Leona and Theresa.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the St. Peter Catholic Church, 302 E. Oneida, in Preston, Idaho, with the Rev. Rob Irwin officiating. A viewing was held on Friday from 6-7 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston. Interment was in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com