Interment will take place at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pender, Neb., at 3:30 p.m.
Maurice passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Maurice Claude Hennig, the son of Claude and Dorothy (Prusia) Hennig, was born Nov. 20, 1922, near Rosalie, Neb. He received his education in Rosalie, graduating from Rosalie High School in 1940. After one year of college in Lincoln, Neb., he enlisted in the Navy in 1942 serving overseas in New Guinea and the Phillippines, being discharged in 1946. On Jan, 15, 1947, he married Angeline Mary Nilges in Pender, Neb. They lived in that area until 1965, when they moved to Spencer where he was employed by C-D Farm Service Co. until retiring in 1987. His wife Angeline died Oct. 10, 1988. He married Mabel Schomaker July 5, 1993. Mabel died on Sept. 1, 2003.
While living in Spencer, he was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the Golden K Kiwanis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Harry and Gerald; sister, Karen Mee; brother-in-laws: Lawrence Nilges, Louis Zvacek, Eugene Von Seggern, Clifford Claussen and Jerry Mee; and his sister-in-laws: Marcella Claussen and Bernadine Zvacek.
Maurice is survived by two daughters: Carol Nickles and husband, Al of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Cindy Haugstad and husband, Ron of Brandon, S.D.; a son, Mark Hennig and wife, Deb of Sioux Falls; two grandsons;; two step-granddaughters; five step-great grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister-in-laws: Marianne Von Seggern, Wisner, Neb., Clarice Hennig, Sioux City, Marcella Hennig, Rosalie, Neb.; and brother-in-laws: Art Nilges and wife, LaVonne of Pender, LeRoy Nilges and wife, Carmen of Sioux City.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.