With her family by her side, Beatrice A. “Bea” (nee: Sieger) Henkes, 89, diedon Sunday July 14, 2019. Beatrice was born in Racine on September 27, 1929, daughter of the late Amos and Alice (nee: Witkowski) Sieger and was a lifelong resident.

On June 19, 1954, Bea married the love of her life, Bernard E. “Barney” Henkes at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was a lifelong member. They shared fifty-seven beautiful years together before Barney preceded her in death on December 26, 2011.

Bea was employed with R & S Meats in the retail store during the 1970’s. Her greatest job was raising her five children. In her spare time, Bea enjoyed her bridge clubs, fishing, and cheering on the Packers, Brewers and Badgers. Above all, she loved her time spent with her family.

Bea will be dearly missed by her five children, Peter (Ann) Henkes of Racine, Jonathan (Carla) Henkes of Pewaukee, Peggy (Bill) Smithana of Racine, Kevin Henkes (Laura Dronzek) of Madison, and Chris (Jodi) Henkes of Racine; six grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Bea was also preceded in death by her brother Richard.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2201 Northwestern Avenue on Friday at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Ricardo Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 9:45 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. Memorials to the Racine Public Library Children’s Department have been suggested.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.

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