James Henning, 82, of Beach Park, IL, passed away after a lengthy illness on June 14, 2020 at Vista Medical Center East.
Jim was born September 26, 1937 in Waukegan, IL to George and Luella Henning. He was a life-long resident of the area and graduated from Zion-Benton Township High. He married Gloria McMullen on August 3, 1957. Jim was a member of Yorkhouse Methodist Church in Waukegan, and he retired from Johnson Motors and ZF Services. Jim was a jack-of-all-trades. He enjoyed working on old cars and was a mechanic with a local area stock car racing team. Jim’s pride and joy was his family and especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gloria; children, Patricia Henry, Susan (Scott) Massimo, and Jeffrey (Tammy) Henning Sr.; grandchildren, Tiffany (Eric) Heide, Tyler Henry, Joshua Massimo, Jessica Massimo, Jeffrey “JJ” Henning, and Drew Henning; great-grandchildren, William Watson, and Byron McCollum; and a sister, Evelyn Kleinbach.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; and siblings, Leon Henning, Harland Henning, Eleanor Clark.
Services will be private for the family. Jim will be laid to rest at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park, Zion. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association via the link on this tribute page or at www.diabetes.org/donate.