Colleen "Keaner" A. Hennes
June 25, 1954 - September 25, 2016
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Saturday 10/8, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Service
St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery
Freedom, WI
Thursday 9/29
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Saturday 10/8, 1:00 pm

Colleen was born on June 25, 1954 in Kaukauna, WI. She lost her struggle with pancreatic cancer and was called to heaven on September 25, 2016. Colleen will be remembered for her altruistic service and her strength of will. She valued justice and fairness, and was not afraid to fight for those who needed a…

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Jan Peterson-Bunke left a message on October 8, 2016:
My thoughts and love are with you and your family
Carol Graf left a message on October 6, 2016:
So so sorry to hear of Keaner's passing.....thinking of you all and sending my prayers and deepest sympathy...
Russ and Rony Litscher left a message on October 5, 2016:
Louise, Mimi and family ~ we are so sorry to hear of Keaner's passing. She fought a hard battle against such a horrible disease. I am sure she thanked God every day for her family and the love and kindness you all shared. You are all very fortunate to have each other...especially now for the comfort and support you will need to get through this very sad time. You have our deepest sympathy.
Steve Dellenbach left a message on October 5, 2016:
I'm so sorry to learn of Colleen's passing. I worked with her the entire time she taught in Onalaska. In fact, we were hired on the same day and retired on the same day. We often kidded each other because I had seniority over her by about 3 minutes. The school board approved new hires in alphabetical order. My last name started with a D. Colleen was a wonderful, dedicated teacher. I know she was missed upon her retirement.
Dale Siebers left a message on October 4, 2016:
You all have my deepest sympathy; this takes a piece out of us all. I have known Keaner since my high school days. She was always fun and certainly had the touch for education; I marvel at her accomplishments. She will be long remembered and sorely missed.
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Tim left a message on October 3, 2016:
Ms. Hennes was my teacher in Onalaska Middle School. To her family and friends--I want you to know she made an impression on me that will last a lifetime. She was always positive and enthusiastic and it was clear in her early teaching years that she loved being a teacher. I can still hear her wonderful laugh. I used to do an impression of someone from a local TV commercial and this person had some very distinct traits. I would do this impersonation and Ms. Hennes and I would laugh and laugh and laugh. I saw her in the community on a couple of occasions and shared with her the impact she had on me as a teacher and as a person. When I told her I graduated from college and that I was working with emotionally disturbed individuals, she thought that was a great thing. Ms. Hennes had an impact on my life and I know this is true for others. It seems like the good ones are taken away from us. To family and friends - I am sorry for your loss. To Judy - even though I don't know, thank you for being a special friend.
Joe Hennes left a message on October 3, 2016:
I'm sorry about the loss of your big sister. You and Keaner are in our prayers.
Cindy Brandau left a message on October 2, 2016:
Colleen was a remarkable teacher in which I learned a lot from as a teacher's aide in Onalaska! I still to this day use her saying,"Work smarter, not harder"! She was a true friend to people around her. She will certainly be missed! I am happy that her struggles and suffering is over. She is at peace in God's loving arms!!
Cindy Rick Pynenberg left a message on October 1, 2016:
So very sorry for your lost,what a beautiful lady she was.She made a difference and touched so many lives.Now it's her turn to reap the rewards.Thoughts and prayers,love you.
Mary (Pynenberg) Timmers left a message on September 30, 2016:
So sorry for your loss, We will keep the Hennes family in our prayers.
Pastor Paul Holte left a message on September 30, 2016:
Sorry for your loss, yet happy for your time with this woman, for her love and leadership and passion for her family, friends, and community. Peace.
Connie Bell left a message on September 30, 2016:
So very sorry to the entire Hennes family, in the loss of Keaner, May she rest in peace. thoughts and prayers to you all,
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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