Henrietta Marie Woodkey passed away on March 9, 2022, after a short battle from cancer, surrounded by loved ones who will be forever grateful for the person she was. She was born into this world on September 22, 1947, as the daughter of August and Olive Mundt.
Henrietta was a fiercely independent, strong-willed, and loving woman who lived life on her own terms. These qualities allowed her to become the woman that everyone loved and cherished. People often underestimated the inner strength that she possessed due to her being petite, however they would come to realize that she stood strong against the challenges of everyday life.
She truly was the greatest sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend. Her passing will be felt for generations to come. She was extremely loyal to everyone she loved and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. And above all, Henrietta had “one heck of a heart” and would put everyone else first before herself.
She is preceded in death by her sister Donna Muller, brother Charles Mundt and her lovely granddaughter Alicia May St. John who passed away on April 14, 2018, after a battle with cancer at the age of 27.
She is survived by her wonderful and loving sister Joann (Dale) Thompson, son Danny Thompson, daughters Pam (James) Schultz and Jennifer (Nick) Klimpke. She is further survived by her son Kevin (Jessica) St. John and their daughter Jocelyn; son Larry (Dee) St. John and his children Alicia, Sara, and Lawrence; daughter Renee (Leroy) Olson and her children Crystal Olerich, Brandi (Patrick IV) Stevens. And of course, there are the 11 great grandchildren Henrietta loved so much: Audrina, Patrick V, Jordan, Corban, Ayanna, Kavarei, Cyrain, Lamaya, Kyaire, Devon, and Ember.
Funeral Services will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Brainard Funeral Home, located at 522 Adams Street in Wausau. Viewing for friends and family will start at 1:00pm, with the service to start at 3:00pm.
“Successful mothers are not the ones that never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.”
– Sharon Jaynes