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Illinois horseman Dennis Henert, 73, dies

February 06, 2019

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Dennis G. Henert, 73, of Streator, Ill., and a resident of the Flanagan Rehabilitation Health Care, died Feb. 3 at OSF St. James Hospital, Pontiac.

Following cremation, a celebration of life service will be held at a later date with burial in the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. The Winterrowd Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Mr. Henert was born Feb. 26, 1945, in Rochelle to Roland H. and Lucille R. (Danekas) Henert. He married Pauline Melrose on April 14, 1973 and she survives. Also surviving are his children, Randall (Kim), Roland “Bugs” and Shelly Hoisington; seven grandchildren; and a brother, Verslis (Jan). He was preceded in death by his parents.

He graduated from the Ashton High School in 1963 and was a self employed farmer and Standardbred trainer. He loved attending auctions and going to the county fairs.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Flanagan Rehabilitation Health Care Center.

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