Susanna Henn

Susanna Henn


Susanna Marie Henn, 97, of Hawkeye, died Sunday, July 19, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Denver.


Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday , July 23, 2020, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye with Rev. Ron Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at the Hawkeye Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 22ndat Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the church on Thursday. Memorials may be made in Susanna’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye or St. Croix Hospice. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting Susanna’s family. Online condolences may be left at


Susanna Marie, daughter of William and Pauline (Sailer) Benning was born August 2, 1922, at the family’s home near Faulkner, Iowa. She was baptized September 10, 1922, by Rev. E.E. Seybold and confirmed April 5, 1936, at St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church in Ackley, also by Rev. E.E. Seybold. Susanna graduated from Ackley High School in 1939, and continued her education at Ellsworth Community College and Wartburg College. Susanna taught 3rdGrade for twelve years in the Garner and Hampton Schools. On August 12, 1955, she was united in marriage with Richard Henn at St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church in Ackley. They lived on the Henn family farm until their retirement in 1993. Susanna became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye, where she was very active, including teaching Sunday School, Bible School Superintendent, sang in the Church Choir, and various other congregational committees. She was also active in the community of Hawkeye, was a member of Banks Study Club, Fayette County Farm Bureau, and Hawkeye Community Club. Susanna was honored as Grand Marshall of the Hawkeye Days Parade in 2014. She enjoyed gardening, the beauty of nature, music, and shopping.

Susanna is survived by her daughter, Marcia Ott of Denver; granddaughter, Lora (Dennis) Carter of Cedar Falls; two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Molly Carter; step-grandson, Chris (Molly) Ott of Buckingham; three step-great-grandchildren; Edna, Egan, and Edison Ott; and several nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Susanna was preceded in death by her husband, Richard in 1998; son-in-law, Denny Ott; brother Arthur Benning; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.


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