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Official Obituary of

Timothy Vincent Henthorn

August 27, 1939 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Timothy Henthorn Obituary

Timothy V. Henthorn, 84, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on February 23, 2024. He was born in South Bend, Indiana on August 27, 1939, to the late James and Bernice (Sammet) Henthorn. Timothy grew up just a block from his beloved University of Notre Dame alongside his brother, Terrence, his late brothers, Patrick and Michael, and his sister, Kathleen.

He attended the University of Notre Dame and earned a degree in chemical engineering in 1961. His passion for engineering lit the way for all his children, along with his daughter-in-law, and multiple grandchildren, who have pursued engineering degrees of their own. Following graduation, he served in the US Army and was stationed at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.  There he conducted biomedical research on ways to rapidly treat battlefield wounds, ultimately resulting in a commendation from the US Army.

After returning from service, he rejoined Watcon, Inc. (South Bend, IN) where he had worked as an intern during college. In total, he would spend over fifty years with the company, ultimately rising to the title of Vice President of Engineering.

He is preceded in death by the love of his life, Nancy (Hacker), who he married on May 4, 1968 at St. Joseph Parish, South Bend, IN. They enjoyed traveling, camping, and fishing – frequently making canoeing trips throughout Canada. They also shared a love of the water and owned several boats on Lake Michigan, sailing out of New Buffalo. 

Timothy’s memory will live on through his three sons, Patrick (Jennifer) of South Bend, IN, David (Kimberly) of Terre Haute, IN, and Kevin (Jill) of  Rogers, AR; along with his six grandchildren: Sierra and Landon (South Bend), Catherine and Charlotte (Terre Haute), and James and Sarah (Rogers, AR). 

A dedicated Boy Scout leader, Timothy earned the rank of Eagle Scout and inspired his three sons to do the same. He shared this dedication with his wife and they both won numerous awards from the LaSalle Council of the Boy Scouts of America in recognition of their volunteer work.

Timothy was also a long time parishioner of St. Monica’s Church, Mishawaka, IN where he served on the Parish Council and as a Eucharistic Minister. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 5 - 7PM at the McGann Hay, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23, enter off Cherry Rd.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 1 at 11AM, at St. Monica Catholic Church, 222 W. Mishawaka Ave., Mishawaka, with visitation one hour before. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Monica Catholic Church, or to the Center for Hospice Care at

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Open Viewing
February 29, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McGann-Hay, Granger Chapel
13260 SR 23 at Cherry Road
Granger, IN 46530

Funeral Mass
March 1, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Monica's Catholic Church
222 W. Mishawaka Ave.
Mishawaka, IN 46545


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