Clifford Dean Henckel

Clifford Dean Henckel
May 21, 1939 ~ February 1, 2019

Clifford Dean Henckel of Coalmont, Tennessee, born May 21, 1939 was a cherished husband, father, son, brother and friend. He was known by many as Cliff and many more as “Moose”. He was born and raised in Plainwell, Michigan. He passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on February 1, 2019. His passing came after several years of battling Alzheimers and dementia.
Survived by his wife of 30 years, Melody (Shook Lanz) Henckel, his 3 children Eric Henckel, Julie (Scott) Woodstock, and Tammy (Chad) Mitchell with his first wife Lavonne (Timmerman) Counterman. Five grandchildren Ryan and Nathan Henckel, Shawn and Abbey Woodstock, and Wyatt Mitchell, many nieces and nephews, and his siblings Rosie (Tim) Blossom, Dave (Nancy) Henckel and Bob (Dixie) Henckel. He was preceded in death by his parents Romaine and Reva Henckel, and his older brother Russ.
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Thanks to all whom celebrate his life.
A Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Plainwell Community Center (798 E, Bridge St, Plainwell, MI 49080) on March 23, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm with a eulogy service at 2:00pm. Please direct memorial donations to the charity of your choice, or the Alzheimer Foundation( 866-232-8484). Please contact Eric Henckel at (616) 401-6160 or with any questions.