In Memoriam: Jon Henningsen 1944-2019


Jon Henningsen passed away on Sept. 27, 2019, following a courageous battle with lymphoma.  He was 75 years old at the time of his passing.

He is survived by his wife of forty years, Marge; children Leeann (Steven) Reyers, Jack (Armine Nalbandyan) Henningsen; and grandchildren Easton Reyers, Jay Reyers, Ella Henningsen and Dylan Henningsen. 

He is also survived by his sister Ruth (Mick) Parks, brother Rick (Sue) Henningsen, and several nieces and nephews.

Henningsen was preceded in death by his brothers Jim and Roger.

Henningsen graduated from Union High School, and then went to work in the family business for West Michigan Printing, where he served as President and a partner with his brother Roger until his retirement in 2006.  West Michigan Printing was renowned for founding the Grand Rapids Legal News, which it published for several decades before it was purchased by Detroit Legal News Publishing LLC
Henningsen really enjoyed working with his hands.  He and Marge built their home together in 1980, and in retirement, he enjoyed buying and restoring El Caminos.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and was especially proud of his grandchildren, who loved him very much. He will be greatly missed by all. 

A celebration of Henningsen’s life will be held on Thursday October 10,  starting at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel at Calvary Church, 707 East Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island NY 10306, telephone 1-718-987-1931 ( or the Wounded Warrior Project, 230 W Monroe Street, Suite 200, Chicago IL 60606