Theresa Marie Larson
BORN: September 3, 1916, in Emmetsburg Twp., Palo Alto County, Iowa
DIED: November 13, 1999, in Story City, Story County, Iowa
AGED: 83 years, 2 months, 10 days
BURIED: Body donated to medical science at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
FATHER: James Peter Larson born October 7, 1872, in Sieby, Denmark
MOTHER: Theresa Marie Jondall born March 7, 1889, in Lost Island Twp., Palo Alto County, Iowa
MARRIAGE: to Claude Marion Hennick on February 1, 1941, in Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa
1. Robert Earl Hennick, born January 4, 1944, in Ames, Story County, Iowa
Theresa Marie Larson was the third child born to Peter and Theresa Larson. She was born on September 3, 1916, on the family farm located northwest of Emmetsburg, Iowa. Mom told me that her sister wasn't in very good health as a child, but you would never know it in her later life as she was a very hard worker.
Sometime in the early to mid-1930s, my mother and Theresa moved to Ames, Iowa, to get work in the fraternities and sororities at Iowa State College. Theresa eventually met a man named Claude Marion Hennick whose family operated a coal company in Ames. They eventually got married on February 1, 1941, in Marshalltown, Iowa.
During the second world war, Theresa worked at the ordinance plant in Ankeny, Iowa. She put ammunition into machine gun belts. Claude and my dad worked in the maintenance department of the same plant. After the war, Theresa continued to work for various "Greek" houses at Iowa State. She also worked as a cook for some of them.
Claude Hennick died on February 27, 1989, and his death greatly upset Theresa. She continued to live in their home until the last couple of years of her life. She passed away on November 13, 1999, at a nursing home in Story City, Iowa. She donated her body to medical science at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City.