In loving memory of

Leon Leonard Henning
May 13, 1931 - March 27, 2022

Leon L. Henning, age 90, of Story City, Iowa, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2022, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa.

Per his wishes, no public memorial service will be held at this time. Condolences may be expressed online at

Born May 13, 1931, at home in rural Crete, Nebraska, Leon Leonard Henning was the son of Harry and Anna (Kalkwarf) Henning. He grew up and received his education in Crete. On December 27, 1953, Leon was united in marriage to Bonnie Bauer. The couple was blessed with two sons, Brad and Scott.

Leon served in the United States Army from 1953-56 during the Korean Conflict. Following his tour of duty, Leon returned to Iowa and studied veterinary medicine at Iowa State University, graduating in 1961. He served as veterinarian for the Kanawha, Iowa, community for 32 years. In 2019, he and Bonnie made their home in Story City to be near family.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie of Story City; two sons, Brad (Jane) Henning of Ames, and Scott (Sue) Henning of Story City; four grandchildren, Michelle, Lucas, Casey, and Andrew; four great-grandsons, Thomas, Michael, DeWayne, and Maxwell; a sister, Shirley Rediger of Melford, NE; sister-in-law, Dorothy Henning of Crete, NE; brother-in-law, Allen (Deb) Bauer of Lincoln, NE; as well as several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

Leon was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Darrel Henning; and a brother-in-law, Bob Redinger.

Ames Monument & Cremation Center has been entrusted with the care of Leon and his family.


Ken & Linda Shaw wrote on Mar 31, 2022:

"Our deepest sympathy to you Bonnie and your family. Miss seeing the two of you at the many church soup suppers and going to the Kent Feed suppers and the annual open house at Farmers Livestock Market. Good times spent with great friends and many memories left to cherish. Will always remember the friendship that we had. Take Care. Friends, Kenny & Linda Shaw"