Kenneth Henriott, 1951-2019

Kenneth L. Henriott, 67, of LaPorte, IN, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at Center for Hospice & Palliative Care.

He was born June 1, 1951, in Lafayette, IN, to Kenneth L. Henriott Sr. and Sarah I (Cundiff) Henriott. Kenneth lived most of his life in LaPorte.

Kenneth was a graduate of LaPorte High School Class of 1970, He then entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1970 and was promoted to Lance Corporal Aug 1, 1971. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1972. He was a graduate of Indiana Law Enforcement Academy at IU South Bend in 1974 and then joined the LaPorte City Police Department in 1974, retiring with rank of Corporal. Kenneth was a lifetime member of FOP 54 and a member of LaPorte Nazarene Church. He was an avid fast-pitch softball player (pitcher), and he coached girls softball for many years and coached boys baseball.

Surviving are his children: twins, Heather A Fisher (Kelly) of Knox, IN, and Kenneth W. Henriott of Crown Point, IN; and daughter, Dawn L. Mason (Doug) of LaPorte; grandchildren, Haley Eriks of Rolling Prairie, IN, Kamden and Kaysen Henriott of LaPorte, and David Mason of LaPorte; brothers,  Floyd Henriott (Brenda) of Peru, IN, Doug Henriott (Robin) of Lake Wales, FL, and Gregg Henriott (Chelsea) of Walkerton, IN; sisters, LaMoyne Slater (Bruce) of LaPorte and Pamela Simpson (Stuart) of Sioux Falls, SD;  and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

A Celebration Of Life Service with Full Military Honors will be held at 3 p.m. (CT) Friday, Jan. 25, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte, with pastor Jeff Zigler officiating. A time of  visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday from 2 p.m. until the service.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Kenneth Henriott, 2900 Monroe St., LaPorte, IN 46350.

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3 Responses to “Kenneth Henriott, 1951-2019”

  1. Terry Scherer

    Jan 24. 2019

    Sue & Heather, I’m so sorry to hear about Ken’s passing. As you both know, I worked with Ken on the police department in the 1980s.
    My prayers are with you and the whole family.

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  2. terry

    Jan 24. 2019

    Semper Fi Devil Dog

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  3. Mike pruden

    Jan 28. 2019

    Sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. We coached girls softball together for many years. I had the pleasure of coaching both of Ken’s daughters, Dawn and Heather. I also later enjoyed playing with both Dawn and Kenny in coed. Your dad always put his full and sincere energy into the sport.
    He helped everyone involved, and did it with a smile. Thanks Ken for all your help and time you unselfishly lent to me and the youth sports programs. Prayers to you, Kenny, Heather,and Dawn. RIP

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