60 years: Tom and Pat Henke

Tom and Pat Henke of Divine Mercy Parish will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Nov. 8.

Tom Henke and Pat Welp were was married Nov. 8, 1958, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Schnellville. Monsignor Clarence Schlachter officiated.

They are the parents of eight children: Brenda (Jerry) Hopf, the late Tom Jr., Dave (Karla), Barb (Wayne) Jacob, Paul, Linda (Mark) Mundy, Sue (Jeff) Hagedorn and Beth (Eric) Tyler. They have seventeen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Tom retired from the coal mining industry as a heavy equipment operator. Pat was a stay-at-home mom when her children were young and later worked as cook for many years in the Southeast Dubois County School Corporation.

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