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Burton A. Hennum

December 27, 1914 — December 9, 2012

Burton A. Hennum

Burton A. Hennum joined our Heavenly Father on Sunday, Dec 9, 2012. Born on Dec. 27, on a homestead near Winnett, MT to Leo and Rosa (Fordahl) Hennum. He married Beatrice “Bea” Todd in 1942 in Jefferson City, MO. They adopted one son, Robert, in 1948. They have both preceded Mr. Hennum in death along with his parents, three brothers and one sister. Burton leaves to cherish his memory, sister, Rosella (Robert) Fusfeld, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends, his loving care givers Teresa DeChant and Claudia Stubenrouch, and his church family. When Burton was nine years old his family moved to Wanamingo, MN where he lived until he was 17 years old and graduated from Rochester High School in 1933. After high school he worked at Civilian Concentration Corp in northern Minnesota and in 1936 he began working at Rochester Post Office as a letter carrier. In 1941 he was drafted into the Army and spent 1 ½ years in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO and then 2 ½ years in the Pacific (Hawaii, New Guinea, Philippians, and Korea). While in Hawaii he was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service. In 1946 he was honorably discharged. He then went back to working at the Post Office in Rochester, MN and retired in 1971. He remained a lifetime member of the Rochester Post Office. Mr. Hennum and his family moved to Pueblo, CO in 1972 and lived here the remainder of his life. He worked at Davis Mortuary from 1972 to 1978. Then he volunteered at the SRDA assisting the elderly with income taxes for the next 27 years. He was a devoted and active member of King of Kings Lutheran Church and participated for many years in Social Ministry and Thimbles and Patches Quilting. He made many lap robes over the past several years for senior citizens, shut-in members and first year college students from the church, children with leukemia traveling to Denver for chemo treatments and most recently a man from California dying from cancer. He recycled everything including aluminum and iron to donate to WELCA for Ronald McDonald Homes. These are all testaments of Burton’s big heart to reach out to so many in need! Cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.. at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane. Mr. Hennum will be laid to rest next to his wife Bea in Rochester, MN at a later date. In lieu of food and flowers donations in memory of Burt are suggested to the King of Kings Capitol Campaign. Online condolences at DavisMortuary.com.
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