Willie Dee "Bill" Henson

Dec 22, 2020
Henson, Willie


Graveside Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Garden of Memories Cemetery.



Garden of Memories (Lutheran C)


may be directed Cedar Bend Humane Society, 1166 W Airline Hwy, Waterloo, IA 50703.


Willie Dee “Bill” Henson, 71, of Grundy Center, formerly of Evansdale, died Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Grundy Care Center of natural causes.  He was born November 16, 1949 in Oelwein the son of Paul and Bessie Bachtell Henson.  He was a 1968 graduate of La Porte City High School.

He married Joanne Matejka, they were later divorced.  He married Audrey Weltzin on June 6, 1975 in Waterloo; she preceded him in death on August 16, 2016.

Willie worked as the Head Custodian for Waterloo Community Schools for 32 years, retiring as East High School Head Custodian in 2005.

Survived by: two sons, Joseph (Terri) Henson of Grundy Center, Jeremy Henson of Grundy Center; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Paul “Butch” Henson of Waterloo and two sisters, June (Renee) Ward of Lawrence, KS and Holly Anderson of Shell Rock.

Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; and two sisters, Iris Van Dellen and April Newman.


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  1. Fred and Debbie Abbott | Dec 23, 2020
    So sorry to hear about Bill, he was such a kind loving man, heaven has gained a sweet sweet soul. Sending peace and comfort prayers to all the friends and family. Feeling sad, but also rejoicing for the gain in heaven. Hugs to all. 
  2. Jacqueline | Dec 23, 2020
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I hope you feel the love that surrounds you, now and always. Praying for your healing, comfort, strength and peace during this painful time. Thinking of you with sympathy — and here for you with loving support. 💜🙏💜

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