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Grant Edson Henning, 82 years old, Spearfish, SD, passed away peacefully at Fort Meade VA, on the night of January 29th, 2023.

 Grant was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD, the only child of Henry and Verlyn Henning, on March 26th, 1940. He graduated high school from Washington High. From there, he enlisted in the United States Navy from June 1959 to March 1961, and then the Naval Reserves through 1964. He served on a Navy destroyer with deployments to the Caribbean Islands, Cuba, Brazil, and Portugal. Grant received his Bachelor of Science degree at Southern State Teachers College in Springfield, SD and his Masters Degree in Business at the University of North Dakota. Grant was hired at Black Hills State University as a professor in the Business department. While still new to the college, Grant said he was lost and looking for his classroom when he met Ann who gave him directions. She had said it was love at first sight and that he was the most handsome man she had ever met. Grant had to obtain special permission from the college Dean in order to date Ann. Six months later, in August 1968, they were married. Their daughters, Sara, was born in 1973 and Beth in 1978.

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