The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


November 21, 2012

Dr. Don R. Henneke

Published 11-22-12

ENID, Okla. — Feb. 15, 1952 – Nov. 16, 2012

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Memorial service for Dr. Don R. Henneke, 60, director of Equine Science in the Department of Animal Science at Tarleton State University, will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center at Tarleton State University. The family will receive friends and family following the service at Agave Bar and Grill at 1907 East Washington in Stephenville. Arrangements are by Lacy Funeral Home, Stephenville.

Dr. Henneke was born in Enid, Okla., on Feb. 15, 1952, to Vernon Loren Henneke and Betty Louise (Shorter) Henneke.

He married Jody Netherton Jan. 4, 1975, in Stillwater, Okla.

Dr. Henneke was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.

He had notable accomplishments in the race horse and cutting horse industries and served as Faculty Senate president in 2009 at Tarleton State University.

 Survivors include his wife, Jody Henneke of Stephenville; daughter, Brianna Henneke Hodges and husband Brad of Weatherford; son, Daniel Loren Henneke of Gustine; sister, Patje Lentz of Enid, Okla.; brother, Fred Henneke of Kerville; grandchildren, Mason Boone Hodges and Delaney Rose Hodges of Weatherford; along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Vernon Henneke.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:

ASHA Don Henneke Student Trainer Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 3038, Glen Rose, TX 76043, or DR. Don “Doc” Henneke Memorial Equine Account Dep. of Animal Science and Wildlife Management, Box T 0070, Stephenville TX 76402. Tarleton State University note on gift- For Dr. Don (Doc) Henneke Memorial Equine Account-500870 Box T-0070 Stephenville, TX 76402

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(Submitted by family)


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