Henry Edsel Ford, 92, entered peacefully into rest on Nov. 4, 2020. He was born in Kansas City, MO, on Oct. 22, 1928, to Fred James and Lenore (Beem) Ford.
He grew up in Winterset, IA, and graduated from Winterset High School in 1947. He enlisted in the Air Force in December of 1948, and was sent to Radio Mechanic School and then to Alaska for two years.
He married Bonnie Mae Hendersen on May 18, 1952. In 1958, he opened Ford and Garland Radio with friend Dean Garland. He and Bonnie lived in Des Moines until July 1993 when he retired and they moved to their long-time vacation home at Lake Viking where they enjoyed spending time with family and friends. They later moved to Hamilton, where they spent their remaining years together. Henry and Bonnie were active for many years at the Lake Viking Church. After Bonnie died, Hank moved to Bellevue, NE, to be closer to family.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Bonnie, his parents, brothers Frederick J. and Robert C., sister Betty Ann and sister-in-law Shirley Ford.
He is survived by sister-in-law Margaret Ford of Nampa, ID, nephew Craig Ford (Georgia) of Bellevue, NE, and niece Jeanne Johnson (Irv) of Des Moines, IA, great-nieces and nephews, and dear friends Gary and Anita Henry of Hamilton.
A private family service was held Nov. 12 at Bellevue Memorial Chapel, with inurnment at Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, IA. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Hillcrest Health and Rehab (Magnolia Unit).