Fr. Edmund's Funeral and Burial

February 4, 2017

Fr. Edmund (William) Henkels died on January 27, 2016, age 92 after five years in a nearby nursing home.  He joined the community in 1952 and with his engineering degree and naval lab work experience soon became a key member of the Abbey School’s math and science department.  He initiated the installation of a HP mainframe computer and computer programing to the curriculum before many other schools had one.  He was a dedicated supporter of the school’s athletic teams.  After fifty years he had to retire from teaching and other school activities for health reasons.  His funeral on Saturday, February 4 was well attended by alumni, their parents and friends, also by his niece Mary Rhiner from Dubuque, Iowa.  May he rest now in the peace of Christ.

Fr. Edmund     Fr. Edmund