Henry John Both Jr., age 89, of Reedsburg, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at his home. He was born on September 25, 1930 in Chicago, IL, the son of Henry J. Sr. and Jean (Rathnow) Both. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy Reserve and U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War. On February 25, 1956 he was united in marriage to Phyllis Mueller at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Chicago, IL. Henry was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg, and member of Reedsburg VFW Post 1916.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Rita Hagestedt.
Henry is survived by his wife, Phyllis of Reedsburg; children Ronald John (Karen) Both of LaValle, Barbara (Irven) Merner of Algonquin, IL, Sharon Johnson of Reedsburg, Susan (Frank) Azzolina of Valparaiso, IN, Mary (John) Kittle of Hanover Park, IL, Theresa (Mark) Bouras of Wisconsin Dells, Richard Both of Visalia, CA, Michael (Amelia) Both of Wheaton, IL, and sister Gloria Hills of Arlington Heights, IL; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service for Henry Both Jr. will be conducted at 11:30 A.M. on Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Farber Funeral Home in Reedsburg with Chaplain Dan Farber officiating, concluding the service with military rites. Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service.
The Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, is assisting the family.
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