Marguerite Ellen Fisher Henning

Published 9:35 pm Sunday, June 20, 2021

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Marguerite Ellen Fisher Henning, age 93, of DeMotte, Indiana passed away Monday, June 14, 2021 at home.  She was born August 25, 1927 in Ridgewood (Brooklyn), New York, the daughter of Ralph and Margaret (McKiernan) Fisher.


Marguerite married the love of her life, Henry Henning on September 1, 1945.  He preceded her in death in December 2005.  Her dream was to open a flower shop.  Marguerite owned and operated floral businesses such as “Flowers by Marguerite” in Merrick, NY and “Henning’s Flower Fair” in Somerset, NJ.  The past 15 years she enjoyed watching the growth of “Henning’s Farm & Greenhouses” here in DeMotte.  She was involved in FTD Florists and a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church. 

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Marguerite is survived by her children: Henry Henning of New Jersey; Alan (Ann) Henning of New Jersey; Ralph (Maureen) Henning of Colorado; John Henning of DeMotte, IN; Adam Henning of DeMotte, IN; daughter-in-law, Ginger Henning; Mary Henning of New Jersey; and Jill Henning of DeMotte, IN; grandchildren: Jonathan, Justin, Brooke, Allison, Brittany, Brendan, Andrew, Michael, Matthew, Jessica, Nicole, Natalie, Gabrielle, and Quinten; 14 great-grandchildren and beloved friend, Nancy Cosmo. 


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, James Henning, and siblings: John, Alice, Marylin, and Ralph.


Friends and family may visit on Monday, June 21, 2021 at Jackson Funeral Service of DeMotte from 4:00 until 7:00 PM.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church with Father Michael McKinney officiating.  Interment will be held on Wednesday at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.

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Jackson Funeral Service

Demotte, IN