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Wilbur W. Hennings
Services were held at Eaton Family Funeral and Cremation Service for Wilbur William Hennings, 101, of Ceres. He died Dec. 29, 2010 at Hylond Convalescent Hospital in Modesto.

Born April 28, 1909 in Cedar Creek, Neb., Wilbur was one of seven boys born to William and Mary Ann Hennings. He grew up on the Great Plains and was raised on a farm. He worked cattle and broke wild horses as a cowboy in Nebraska, Wyoming and Nebraska. In 1926 he moved to Plattsmouth, Neb., where he owned a operated a coffee shop restaurant. He also spent time in Oklahoma, then in 1931 went to Arizona where he worked as a train master, conductor and engineer for the Southern Pacific Railroad in Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma and El Paso. In 1951 the railroad transferred him to Los Angeles. He came to Ceres in 1978. Wilbur was once active as an elder of Northridge Assembly of God Church on Hatch Road (now Victory Assembly of God).

He leaves behind daughters Florence Hennings and Roberta Hennings; and stepdaughter, Juanita Cochran. He was preceded in death by second wife Goldie Wallis who died in 1999.

-Ceres Courier/ January 5, 2011