Animals Pets 07

Joan M. (Preston) Hennicke

October 13, 1958 ~ May 23, 2021 (age 62)

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Hennicke, Joan M., of Saint Louis, Missouri, was born October 13, 1958, in Moses, Washington to Eugene and Shirley (nee Zielinski) Preston and entered into rest Sunday, May 23, 2021 after a brief illness, surrounded by family.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by, her loving husband of 29 years, David L. Hennicke, two (2) daughters, Michelle (Rocky) Follmer and Kimberly Chamberlain,  and three (3) grandchildren, Kalyn, Caleb and Mackenzie.

Joan was loved by everyone who knew her. She was an avid bowler, and when she was unable to continue bowling, she was the Secretary of her husband David’s team, Big Dogs at DuBowl Lanes. She loved to collect Cherished Teddies, Precious Moments, and Winnie The Pooh figurines and snow globes, as long as it included her absolute favorite, Eeyore. Her favorite thing to do was to visit The Saint Louis Zoo. She could spend hours there. Flamingos and Stingrays were her favorites, but she always made sure to see all of the animals.     

Joan’s family meant everything to her, and her grandchildren were the light of her life. She certainly made sure they were spoiled. 

Joan spent her days mostly relaxing on her chair with her very spoiled puppy, Tuxie, right by her side. When she did go out, she enjoyed going to dinner with her husband and was thankful for the time they shared together. She treated everyone she met as if they had been friends for years. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons, 7027 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, MO 63116, June 1st from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Mass will be held at St. Stephen Protomartyr, 3949 Wilmington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63116 at 10:00 am. Interment immediately following at Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorial Donations may be made to the St. Louis Zoo Association, Attn: Tribute Fund, PO Box 790090, St. Louis, MO 63179-9896.

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June 1, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South City
7027 Gravois Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63116

Funeral Mass
June 2, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Stephen Protomartyr Catholic Church
3949 Wilmington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63116

June 2, 2021

11:15 AM
Sunset Memorial Park
10180 Gravois Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63123


St. Louis Zoo Association Attn: Tribute Fund
PO Box 790090, St. Louis MO 63179-9896

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