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Henry A. Bettenhausen

April 20, 1933 ~ May 10, 2020 (age 87)

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Henry A. Bettenhausen, age 87.

Veteran U.S. Army Korean War.

Loving father of Brian (Jane) and Brent Bettenhausen.

Cherished grandfather of Sarah, Shane, Elica, Jennifer and Holly.

Dear brother of Robert Bettenhausen.

Committal Service and Interment with Military Honors at Orland/Tinley Memorial Park Cemetery (171st & 84th Ave Tinley Park) Monday at 1:00pm.

Henry Bettenhausen, one of the first firefighters to joing the Tinley Park Fire Department.   Bettenhausen, who rose through the ranks to the position of deputy assistant chief, spent 30 years with the fire department and was also involved locally as the president of the Chamber of Commerce.

The fire department shared a particular memory of Bettenhausen that came during a fire at the Tinley Park Mental Health Center in 1976. The assistant deputy chief received a commendation letter for his rescue actions on January 9 of that year for his "quick action with minimum help from the staff of the Center resulted in the flawless evacuation and transfer of the patients to an adjoining, but secure, building."

In addition to his work with the fire department and chamber, Bettenhausen was also involved on the board of directors of Bremen Bank, was a Master Mason and a member of both the Scottish Rite and the Shrine.

 

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