Panhandle Post

Rev. Allen Henderson (1955 - 2019)

Published 2019-10-07T14:10:09.129Z

Rev. Allen Henderson, 64, beloved Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge, passed away on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019.


Funeral services were held on Saturday October 5th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. Steven Turner officiating. Burial followed at St. Paul Cemetery in Boone. Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home served the family.


Survivors include his wife, Kristine, daughter, Kandi (Ben) Lovin of Rosemount, MN, son, Kelly (Erin) Henderson of Norwalk, IA, daughter, Kristen (David) Willingham of Olathe, KS, grandchildren, Ella, Charlie, Harper, Kalyn, Connor, Blake, and Kenley, sisters, Patricia Buskirk of Hemingford, NE and Beverly Schneider of Cylinder, IA, mother-in-law, Alice Johnson, several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Orvie and Mabel (Johnson) Henderson, father-in-law, Ernie Johnson, brothers-in-law, Harold Schneider and Keith Buskirk.


Allen Wayne Henderson was born on February 13, 1955 in Clarion. As a young man he grew up in western Nebraska where he graduated from Scottsbluff High School. On March 22, 1975 he was united in marriage to Kristine Johnson and they made home in western Nebraska near Scottsbluff. For several years Allen was a feed and grain salesman. He then decided to follow his true calling to be a Pastor. He began his calling at Concordia Lutheran Church in Williston, ND and then later moved to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Boone. In 1999, Pastor Al came to Fort Dodge where he served as Senior Pastor for St. Paul Lutheran Church where he became well known and loved by his parish. In 2014, Pastor Al, along with many others helped to start "Serving Our Servants" S.O.S. which was based on serving those who serve the community. Pastor Al was also the Chaplain for Fort Dodge Police Department, Fort Dodge Fire Department, Webster County Sheriff Department and the Iowa State Patrol District 7. He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. Rev. Allen could often be heard saying "Well Done Thy Good and Faithful Servant" and would end conversations with "Carry On". He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.


Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.