Jeffrey M. Henry


Jeffrey Mark Henry, age 66, of Northfield, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family, and neighbor after his struggle with cancer May 11, 2024. Jeffery was born  Oct. 31, 1957, in St. Cloud to Maurice and Helen Henry. He was a 1976 graduate of Foley High School, and retired from TMI Coatings in St Paul after 28 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Calvin; siblings, Robert Henry, Rosie Woolard, Donna Mae Lewandowski, and Gordy Henry; and sister-in-law, Gwen Henry. Jeffery is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Sharon (Denfeld); children, Dayna Henry and Jesse (Megan Holland) Henry; grandson, Jayden Gerholdt; siblings, Donald Henry (Jenny), Jim Henry (Sharon), Richard Henry (Linda) David Henry (Sharie) and Gerald Henry; sister-in-law, Mary Henry; brothers-in-law, David Woolard and Robert Lewandowski, also by many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Jeffery’s life will be held this summer.

Jeff was a football player and wrestler while in high school. He grew up on a family farm east of Foley. Being a farm boy he was a hard worker and a problem solver. Which proved helpful in all years as a supervisor for TMI coatings, where he taught many young men the techniques in doing a great flooring job. He wouldn’t be satisfied until the job was done right.

He loved being outdoors going fishing. The biggest catch a black marlin of 589 pounds, caught in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. His biggest joy was having family and friends over for a barbecue, with his specialty slow cooking pork and burgers.

He will truly be missed