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Larry and Shirley Henschen


January 8, 1935  –  April 14, 2007



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Larry G. Henschen, 72, died April 14, 2007, in Phoenix, AZ. Born Jan. 8, 1935, in Indianapolis, IN, to Lawrence and Dorothea Henschen, Larry was graduated from Arsenal Technical High School, Indianapolis, in 1953 and from Purdue University in 1957. He married Shirley J. Alley in 1958. His entire career was spent in aerospace, including 18 years of work on the space shuttle and space station for NASA-Johnson Space Center in Houston; he retired from Boeing in 2002. He was preceded in death by his parents and survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley; daughters Carla J. Carey (Shawn) and Patricia R. Henschen; granddaughters Catherine and Emily Carey. He was especially interested in environmental issues, philately, and genealogical research.