November 17, 2022
Rex Leland Henningsen was born in Limestone Township in Jewell County, northwest of Ionia on April 29, 1928. He was the fifth child of Emit and Elva (Conger) Henningsen. He died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, at the Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems, at the age of 94.
Rex lived most of his childhood on a farm north of Ionia. He attended grade school one half-mile from his home at Center School. He graduated from Ionia High School in 1947 and lived with his dad on the family farm. On July 26, 1953, Rex was married to Janice Menhusen. They lived on the farm near Ionia until moving into town...