Henrietta Hain - November 15, 2010Former Aurora resident Henrietta Hain, 87, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at Ridgewood Rehabilitation in Seward.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m.., Saturday, Nov. 20 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora. Mgsr. Raymond Hain and Fr. Dennis Hunt will officiate. Burial will be in the Aurora Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with the Rosary at 7: p.m. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Henrietta Cecilia Hain, daughter of John and Emma (Novak) Kobza, was born in Dwight on July 27, 1923. She graduated from Dwight Assumption School in 1940.
Henrietta was married to Bohumil (Bo) Hain on June 6, 1944 in Dwight. They lived and farmed near Brainard before moving to a farm near Dwight and later near Seward. They moved to their farm near Aurora in 1954. Henrietta was a cook at the school for several years before working as a seamstress at Bonnavilla for over 20 years. Bo died on Aug. 8, 2005.
Henrietta was a very active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Altar Society in Aurora. She cleaned the church and altar linens for many years as well as helping prepare many funeral lunches. Caring for her family was her priority. She was a wonderful mom and grandma. Henrietta was known for her hospitality -- providing her family and friends with wonderful food, especially her kolaches and decorated wedding cakes. Henrietta was a 4-H leader and was very involved in her garden club. The flowers she raised, especially her roses, won her many awards. She enjoyed her vegetable garden as well, sharing it with family and friends. She and Bo enjoyed raising exotic pheasants and angora goats.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, son, Gregory and son-in-law, Tom Launer.
Henrietta is survived by her three sons, Bob (Mori) Hain of Pueblo, Colo., Dan (JoAnn) Hain of Aurora and Ken (Peggy) Hain of Lincoln; two daughters, Kathy Launer of Aurora and Donna (Jerry) Cronin of Pleasant Prairie, Wisc.; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.