Mirl Henry

  • Born: December 8, 1942
  • Died: July 19, 2016
  • Location: Britton, Michigan

Anderson Funeral Home

3050 W Beecher Rd
Adrian, MI 49221

Tel. (517) 265-3312

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mirl E. Henry, age 73, of Britton, died Thursday, July 19, 2016, at his home.
He was born December 8, 1942, in Gibsonburg, Ohio to Chester and Flossie (Carnicom) Henry. On September 14, 1963, he married Diana Miller in Elmore, Ohio and she survives. Mirl had been employed by the Ford Motor Company, Saline, for 31 years, retiring in 1997. After retirement, he had been employed by Reau Mfg. for 20 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Viet Nam War, from 1962-1966. He was a member of Bethany Assembly of God Church.
In addition to his wife, Diana, he is survived by two sons, Douglas Henry of Ann Arbor and Steven (Donna) Henry of Tecumseh; a daughter, Pamela (Chris) Reau of Britton; five grandchildren, Joshua, Katelyn and Laura Reau and Taylor and Austin Henry; a brother, Lynn (Marge) Henry of Fremont, Ohio; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Henry of Dallas, Georgia. In addition to his parent he was preceded in death by three brothers, Howard, Paul and Lowell; and a sister, Laurabelle Fellhauer
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethany Assembly of God Church with Pastor Ron Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2 pm – 8 pm. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian and also on Wednesday from 10 – 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Assembly of God. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was so sorry to hear of Mirl's passing. I will miss him greatly.

Posted by Wilma Elliott - Tecumseh, MI - Friend   July 31, 2016

Diana, Doug, Steve, Pam and families, So sad to hear of the loss of Uncle Mirl. He was such a kind and caring man. I'm glad we were able to reconnect at Alisa and Lucas' wedding in May - it was as though no time had passed at all. He will be missed by all but will live on in our fond memories of his compassionate soul.

Posted by Mary Gill - Port Clinton, OH - Acquaintance   July 28, 2016

Diana, Doug, Steve, Pam, and your families, You all have been close in my thoughts and I wish I could be there with you all. Your dad was a wonderful kind gentle man and I carry fond memories of him and your family in my heart. I pray God will strengthen and keep you in these lonely days ahead. Love you all, Karrie Beauchamp Levanen

Posted by Karrie Levanen - kalispell, MT - Friend   July 28, 2016

Doug, Steve, Pam and families : i am sad to hear about your dad and grand-dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time.

Posted by John & Sue Aylward - Britton, MI - Friend   July 26, 2016

Steve, Doug and Pam. My childhood is filled with memories of being at your home. You are a wonderful, beautiful family who always gave more than you received. I will miss your dad as he was the sweetest man I ever met. I love you guys. My condolences.

Posted by Lance Cadmus - Tecumseh, MI   July 26, 2016


We were so very sorry to hear about Mirl. He was the most kind and gentle soul and a great friend to Mac. Our sympathies to his family. May God bless you all and help you through this very sad time.

Posted by Maxine Lossing Family - Saline, MI - Friend   July 26, 2016

Doug, Steve, Pam and Diana
We were so sad to hear about your dad! We have such fond memories of our time with him and your family. They came to our son Trey's wedding a year ago. Tho we did not see them often, it was like we picked up right where we left off the last time we saw them. They always were special people to us. Words cannot even explain my feelings. He will always have a special place in my heart and memories, and those we can have forever!
I just feel so sad....
Thinking of you all with love,
Jodi (Beauchamp) and Ward Erickson
Dollar Bay, MI

Posted by Jodi Erickson - Dollar Bay, MI - Friend   July 25, 2016

Claudene Miller Kuhlman and family and Kay Miller Owens and family wish to express our deepest sympathy at Mirl's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by A friend   July 25, 2016

Doug and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless, Sheila Bush and Family

Posted by SHEILA BUSH - Inkster, MI - Coworker   July 25, 2016

So sorry to hear of your loss. He was a special man to me as he taught in 4-H all about working on engines. God Bless to you all. Jeff and Cathy Pilbeam.

Posted by Jeff and Cathy Pilbeam - Tecumseh, MI - Friend   July 25, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with Diane and family. I was blessed to have known Mirl and witnessed his love for God and powerful witness to others. It gives me great peace to know that for Mirl, being absent from us is to be present with the Lord. May you all be surrounded by God's peace at this time.

Posted by Joy Garrow - Adrian, MI - Friend   July 25, 2016

Mirl was such a kind gentle man. Our condolences to the family. We just saw them in December when they came to my moms celebration of life. He will be remembered with great love by our family!

Ken & Dorothy Tank's Children - Richard, Patty & Sandra

Posted by Patricia Tank-Henkel - Ormond Beach, FL   July 24, 2016

Diana ,
My heart felt condolences to you and your family for your great loss. I will always remember his constant contagious smile and kindness. May you be comforted in the arms of our Heavenly Father and friends that love and care for you. If you need anything or just want a shoulder to cry on or someone to just be with I'm here for you. You are loved!
Kingdom Love,
Jeannie DeFelice from choir

Posted by Jeannie DeFelice - Hillsdale, MI - Friend   July 24, 2016


We are praying for Mirl's family that they have peace and comfort during this difficult time. Mirl and Diana spent winters in Texas with us, we loved having them and will deeply miss him. Mirl was the kindest, caring man and husband. He enjoyed life and loved his family. We will cherish all the fun times we had with Mirl and Diana.

We will meet again my friend............RIP The Patterson's. Scott & Amy Jordan & Austin

Posted by Amy Patterson - San Antonio, TX - Friend   July 24, 2016

We met Mirl and Diana in Texas many years ago and they were very special friends. Mirl was an exceptionally caring husband and friend. We shared many happy times together. RIP Mirl. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family as you deal with this loss.

Posted by Pat & Stan Nixon - Kars, Ontario, CA - Friend   July 24, 2016

Terry and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to all of Mirl's family at this sad time. Weknew him through Betty & Dan when we wintered in Texas. He was a very kind, sweet man, and we enjoyed him and Diana very much.May God give you all strength and comfort though this time. I'm sure you will cherish the memories for years to come of him.
Phylis & Terry Ross

Posted by A friend   July 24, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mirl's family. He was a great man.

Posted by Judy and Dean Pilbeam - Tecumseh, MI - Friend   July 24, 2016


Doug, I am so sorry to hear about your father. You are in my prayers. Jackie

Posted by Jackie Quick - Macomb, MI - Coworker   July 22, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Mirl was a great friend we knew through our daughter and son in law, Dawn and Alan Reau. The family are in our prayers.

Posted by Dian and Jeff Rentschler - Tecumseh, MI   July 22, 2016


You are all in my prayers and thoughts! I was saddened to hear about Mirl. He was always pleasant and would have a smile on his face. May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time! "Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the Shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 91:1

Posted by Dawn (Cook) Edwards - Tecumseh, MI - Acquaintance   July 22, 2016

We loved Mirl .. such a kind, gentle man. Praying for strength for Diana and his family as they go thru this tragic, horrific loss. Praying for God's peace that passes all understanding to encompass his family.

Posted by Melissa Samonek - Tecumseh, MI - Friend   July 22, 2016

Dear Dianna Doug Steve Pam with your families. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Posted by A friend   July 22, 2016

Always looked forward to seeing you at Reau Mfg. on my trips home. RIP!

Posted by Greg Willis - Burneyville, OK - Friend   July 22, 2016

mirl was one of the most honorable,compassionate,christian men I have met. he will be greatly missed.

Posted by Julie&Rhysh Coker - adrian, MI   July 22, 2016


My deepest sympathy to Pam and the family. I pray that God gives you and your family comfort during this difficult time. Rest in peace Mr. Henry.

Posted by Michelle Collier - Prudenville, MI   July 22, 2016

Our sympathy goes to all of the family. We know all about losing a brother, father, & grandfather. The pain is real right now, we know that we will see them someday.

Posted by Marlene Gregersen - Plainwell, MI - Family   July 22, 2016

My deepest sympathy to all of you. He was such a good man; always got along with everyone... I can remember going swimming at the house on Ridge Hwy when we were in 4H years ago... thoughts and prayers

Posted by Danita Scheick (Cook) - Clayton, MI - Friend   July 22, 2016


All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Susan & Tommy Johnson

Posted by Susan & Tommy Johnson - Tipton, MI - Friend   July 22, 2016


Our deepest sympathy to Diana and the family. Our hearts are saddened by news. May all the happy memories lift your hearts during this difficult time. Our prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Sheryl & Ron Kusz - Tecumseh, MI - Friend   July 22, 2016

Mirl was a caring and giving individual. He was also a great Christian man. He will remain in our hearts until the day we see him in heaven. My thoughts and prayers go out to Diana and family.

Posted by Sherry Valentine - Newport News, VA - Friend   July 21, 2016

Sincere sympathy to Mirl's family....my heart was broken at this sad news....he will be missed ...Praying comfort for the family at this sad time..Rest in peace, my friend...

Posted by Jill Shaffer - Adrian, MI - Friend   July 21, 2016

Diane and family Hugs, God bless your hearts.

Posted by Suzi Bradley Bradley - Adrian, MI - Friend   July 21, 2016

With deepest sympathy. Our prayers are with the whole family

Posted by Shad Tina and Shay Bean - Ypsilanti, MI - Friend   July 21, 2016

I am so sorry to learn of Mirl's homegoing. I pray our Lord comforts his family and friends during this difficult time.

Posted by Cheryl Pickford - Virginia Beach, VA - Acquaintance   July 21, 2016

Sincere sympathy to Mirl's family. So sorry to hear the sad news. A wonderful friend and will be missed by all who knew him. God bless. Rest in peace.

Posted by Gene & Bernie Hammer - Oak Harbor, OH - Friend   July 21, 2016

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