Leone Henjum

May 11, 2021



Mass of Christian Burial for Leone Henjum, 99, of Conde will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 13th at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Turton.  Father Mark Axtmann will officiate.  Burial will follow in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Conde under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton.  

Visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to services with a rosary beginning at 9:45 a.m.

Leone passed away May 10, 2021 at Avera Mother Joseph Manor in Aberdeen.

Leone Margaret was born on December 24, 1921 to Paul and Hazel (Klapperich) Brown on her grandparent’s farm near Conde, SD.  She attended a country school in Beotia Township for 8 years.  She worked for room and board in Conde during high school and for Place and Height Mercantile Store following graduation. 

On August 10, 1951, she was united in marriage to Melvin Henjum.  Leone held various jobs over the years, including working at People’s Bank, typing for a lawyer, doing bookwork for the Conde Electric Co. and ordering films for the local movie theater. 

Leone was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church where she held several offices including Altar Society and Catholic Daughters.  She was also active in the Legion Auxiliary, as Benton Township clerk and in bowling league. 

Celebrating her life is her son, Joseph (Kristy) Henjum of Conde, her three grandsons, Matt (Melissa) Henjum, Kyle (Nicole) Henjum, Brad (Jessica) Henjum, great-grandchildren, Kylee, Kendall, & Hadley and her brothers, Edward (Ruth) Brown of Aberdeen and Marvin (Doris) Brown of Kewanee, Illinois.  

Preceding her in death were here parents, an infant brother, and her husband.

Casketbearers will be Todd Grandpre, Troy Grandpre, Kasey Larson, Clinton Van Hatten, Ron Schneider and Brandon Schneider.



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The Montpetit, Brabbit, Bushlack and Driscoll Families

May 12, 2021 11:34 PM

Henjum Family,

Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Leone. Your entire family is in our hearts. We send you all of our love and prayers, and we are thinking of you all. Take care and God Bless.
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Amy Shields

May 12, 2021 4:35 PM

Thinking of you.
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Burleigh and Wanda Grimes

May 12, 2021 3:57 PM

Marvin and Doris you are in our prayers. May your love of a God sustain you in the days ahead. We are definitely aging, and beloved members of our families continue on their heavenly journey. Have faith we shall meet again. 

Terry Gabriel

May 12, 2021 12:48 PM

My condolences to Joe and Kristi. Spent plenty of fun times growing up with Joe at his Mom and Dads. She was a Great Person.

Greg & Teresa Smith

May 12, 2021 8:29 AM

Growing up we could set our watch by Leone coming past on her way to work in her white 1958 Oldsmobile. A smart strong woman that demonstrated equality and fairness throughout her time that I knew her. A truly magnificent character..

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