Carl “Hank” Dale Henderson

Alton | Monday, January 5 2015

Carl “Hank” Dale Henderson, 82, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, January 5, 2015 at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Born December 13, 1932 in Alton, he was the son of Carl L. and Virginia (Roberts) Henderson. Mr. Henderson served in the U.S. Army and earned the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars. He was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church and a former member of the VFW Post 1308 and the Alton Wood River Sportsmen’s Club. He worked in the machine repair department of Owens Illinois Glass for 30 years and then in the maintenance department at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church for six years retiring in 1989. On September 10, 1954 he married the former Barbara Gill. She preceded him in death on February 11, 2011. Surviving is a son, Dale Henderson (Kathie) of Alton, a daughter, Terri Parks (Ronald) of Greenville, IL, seven grandchildren, Nathan Henderson (Amanda), Patrick Adler, Kelly Foster (David), Carrie Henderson, Beth Parks, Annie Kessler (Joe), Corey Parks (Carol), and Jennifer Henderson, and 16 great grandchildren. Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kim Adler, an infant brother, and a sister, Reba Henderson. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of memorial service at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 2015 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Alton. Monsignor Kenneth Steffen will officiate. Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society. Burial will be private. Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook and information may be found at

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