Joel Henning

Joel Henning

Joel Henning
November 11, 1962 – July 9, 2017
Grinnell, Iowa | Age 54

Joel Henning, 54, of Grinnell died Sunday, July 9, 2017, at the Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. Joel was born November 11, 1962, in Newton, Iowa, the son of Carl L. and Janice Van Gent Henning.

Joel went to Lynnville-Sully High School where he was a state champion wrestler, he also played football and baseball. He graduated from Lynnville-Sully High School with the class of 1981. Joel furthered his education at Upper Iowa University in Fayette where he continued to wrestle. Joel earned his B.A. in Business from there in 1984.

Following graduation from college, Joel started his career in financial services. He worked most of his career as a stock broker for various companies.

Joel was united in marriage to Stephanie Griefe. To this union a daughter Carlie was born. The two of them later divorced.

Joel enjoyed field trials and quail hunting. He was a talented hunting and field trial dog trainer and handler. He also enjoyed golfing. His daughter Carlie was the light of his life, he looked forward to spending as much time with her as possible.

His family includes his daughter Carlie Henning of Grinnell; a sister and her husband, Juila (& Tony) Ross of Oskaloosa; a brother and his wife, Jeff (& Laurie) Henning of Grinnell; a niece, Bethany (& Brian) Gott; two nephews, Jacob Ross and Calvin Korns; two great nephews, Owen Gott and Brydon Henning; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a nephew, Dustin Henning; and a niece, Jenny Korns.

As was Joel’s wish, his body has been cremated.
No visitation is planned.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Joel Henning Memorial Fund to be used for Carlie’s education.

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