The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

November 27, 2012

Henrietta Kooi

Clinton Herald

CLINTON — June 5, 1930 - Nov. 24, 2012

Henrietta Kooi, age 82, of Clinton, died Saturday, November 24, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center North of heart-related issues. A private family memorial will be held at Snell-Zornig Funeral Home in Clinton.

Henrietta Andresen was born June 5, 1930, in Charlotte, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Marie Andresen.

She loved watching the squirrels play in the backyard and watching the hummingbirds stake out their territories every spring. She had a garden every year. Her flowers bloomed profusely: inside there were many African violets and Christmas cacti, outside were her annual flowers. Other pastimes included playing cards and crocheting lovely afghans of various sizes.

Henrietta was the former owner of MiLady’s Beauty Shop on Second Street in Clinton. On August 6, 1950, she married W. James Kooi at Elvira Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband and daughters, Sheryl Abegglen of De Pere, WI; and Rebecca Howle, of Casper, WY; and son, Lawrence Kooi of Las Vegas, NV; her sister, Catherine Thomsen; and several nieces and nephews. She had 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson.

Death date: Nov. 24, 2012