D. Martin Henard
Canton- D. Martin Henard, a World War II Army veteran and longtime Canton resident passed away on December 29, 2020 at the Loft in Canton.
He was born in Buncombe, IL on October 17, 1924 to Loyd and Orpha (Bost) Henard. They preceded him in death along with nine siblings.
He married his wife of 67 years, Betty Jane Hocker on June 26, 1948 in Canton. She preceded him in death on June 2, 2015.
Surviving are two daughters, Doris "Kay" Davis of Washington, IL, Martie Mummert of Riverside, CA, four grandchildren Tanya (Bill) Davis of O'Fallon, IL, James Ryan (Heather) Mummert, Melissa (John) Riordan, Jeffrey Mummert all of CA and two great grandchildren, Ashleigh and Jameson Riordan.
While serving in WWII in Germany he served as a guard at the Nuremburg trials. Upon returning to Illinois after the war he worked for Keystone Steel and Wire for many years as a wire drawer before retiring. His pastimes were fishing and hunting. He enjoyed visiting with family and friends and doing for others. He was always sharing vegetables from his garden. He was a loyal participant at Temple Baptist Church for many years always sharing in God and Jesus to others. A highlight of his life was going on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. with his granddaughter, Melissa.
A graveside service will be held at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton at 10 am, on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. There will be no visitation. A celebration of his life along with military rites will be held in the summer.
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Canton has been entrusted with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Greater Peoria Honor
Flight for veterans.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com.
Such a wonderful & kind-hearted man who had such a deep devotion and love for his wife and daughters and grandchildren! Sincerest condolences, -Bethany (Nebergall) Wenger
Martin was the nicest man, loved seeing him in church !!
My deepest sympathy to the family of Martin Henares. He was one of nicest people I know.
Phyllis Wheeler Hezlep.
To Martin's Family,
I want you to know that I appreciated knowing Martin. He was a good man who would do anything for anyone. He loved Jesus and was zealous for people to know about Him.
I also appreciate his service to our country. He shared with me (and many others) about his time in Germany both during and after the war during WWII. I counted it both a privilege and an honor to get to hear his stories.
I was sorry to hear of his passing the other day. Martin is now with the Lord and his mother along with others in Christ. This pandemic has made things awkward, but I am praying for the family.
Martin Henard--Never been a nicer person.
To Kay and Martie and your families:I knew your dad when I met him at the Farmers Market in Canton, but also he was the one who got my aunt and uncle together.God bless everyone!I thought he worked with my uncle, well, not necessarily, but he knew both of them.Danny Soper.I'm not sure if I can get to the gravesite or not, but I will try.
My deepest condolences and prayers to the family, May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you and, May Our Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father who loves us comfort your hearts and make you firm. 3 Thessalonians b2:16,17
To The Family of Martin, l am sending my sincere condolences. I was privileged to take care of Martin. He shared many of his military memories with me. He was a proud Veteran. May he RIP. Sincerely, Holly Thum Thank You for your service my Friend.
Our deepest condolences to you all. He was such a kind and good hearted friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Alan & Linda
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