Dwain Anthon Henden, age 86, of Viroqua, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on November 1st, 2019 at the family farm. He was born on February 27th, 1933 to Anthon & Ruby (Wilson) Henden in Viroqua. He attended and graduated from Viroqua High School in 1951. On May 17th, 1958 he married the love of his life, Alice Bay at the St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chaseburg. He spent his years dairy farming and was proud to raise a family on the home farm. In 1990 they moved to a farm on Nottingham Ridge, and in 2011 they purchased their home in Viroqua. Dwain spent many years of his youth being very active in 4H and showing cattle. He was an active and devoted member of the Viroqua Church of Christ for most of his life. He was also an active member of the National Farmers Organization, Vernon Co-op Oil, Organic Valley Co-op and held many offices through the years. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his loving wife Alice; children: Allan (Alan Scott) Henden, Diane (Bryan) Myers, Renee Randolph, Linda (Scott) Mustio, and Philip (Jacinta) Henden; grandchildren Angela (Eric) Riedeman, Shannon (Wyatt) Drake-Buhr, Bryce (Melissa) Myers, Matthew (Lynn) Mustio, Mark (Brandy) Mustio, Blake (Brooke) Myers, Hannah (Jordan) Magelssen, Andrew (Michaela) Randolph, Cosette (Eldon) Henthorne, Brandon Myers, Jared Henden, Jacob (Nay Win) Henden, and Abigail Randolph; great-grandchildren Amelie Drake-Buhr, Emma Myers, Marion Drake-Buhr, Sylvia Riedeman, Everly Mustio, Rueben Foster Magelssen, Quinn Riedeman, Lincoln Myers, Titus Myer, Elle Collins Magelssen, Anthon Riedeman, Colette Myers, Maverick Mustio, Judah Shepherd Magelssen, and Eldon Dwain Henthorne. He is also survived by many other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Lorraine (Merlin) Tryggestad, as well as other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 9th at 11 a.m. at the Viroqua Church of Christ with Pastor Ray Matteson & Bryan Myers officiating. Burial will take place in the Viroqua Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. The family suggests memorials be made to the Viroqua Church of Christ. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.thorsonfuneralhome.com
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