Passing of VP-4 Vet CDR Henry P. Krienke USN (Ret) VP-4 1962 – 1964

Henry Krienke served as PPC on Crew 3 and as ASW Tactical Officer in 1964.
Henry Paul Krienke, 84, of Spring Valley, California, passed away on April 13, 2018, following a brief stay at Scripps Mercy Hospital.
A military service will be held at 2:30 PM on Friday, May 4, 2018, at Miramar National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Featheringill Mortuary.
Henry was born in South Bend, Indiana, on January 13, 1934. He graduated as Valedictorian from Central High School and continued on to the University of Notre Dame where he was enrolled in the NROTC program. In 1955 he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. On April 15, 1956, Henry married Christin Swaim. From this union, he was blessed with 3 sons. On December 24, 1969, Henry remarried. Marlene Alice Clifton brought the blessing of 3 children from a previous marriage into their union of 48 years. Henry loved to sing! He was a member of Skyline Church where he had the joy of singing with the Skyline Chorale for many years.
Henry, a Naval officer, and pilot retired as a Commander after 23½ years of service. He flew multi-engine airplanes and participated in carrier operations in the South China Sea during the Vietnam War.
Returning to the States, he served as an instructor in operations and navigation at Alameda Naval Air Station and San Diego North Island Naval Air Station.
Henry is survived by his wife, Marlene Krienke, and six children: Kai Krienke, Kristopher Krienke, Kieron Krienke (Manuela), David Clifton (Phuc), Tamra Line, and Shari Moreno (Mario). Also surviving are 7
grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and his brother, Loren Krienke (Carol). Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Henry William and Pauline Caroline Krienke of South Bend, Indiana.
In saying goodbye to Henry, the family rests in the certainty of “Absent from the body…present with the Lord.” (II Cor. 5:8)
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Orval Butcher Ministries,
11980 Woodside Ave.
Suite 1, Lakeside, CA 92040.
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Larry Hames
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager