Henkel, Ramon Earl

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Ramon Earl Henkel died on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at his home in Riner, Va. The oldest of seven children, he was born in Minnesota on January 21, 1931, to the late Martin and Rose Henkel. He briefly attended Dunwoodie Technical Institute in Minneapolis, and then served in the United States Army in Germany during the Korean conflict. The GI Bill made it possible for him to attend the University of North Dakota, and he continued his education at the University of Wisconsin, where he received a Ph.D. in sociology. He spent his entire teaching career at the University of Maryland, where he taught statistics and research methods in the Department of Sociology. He was granted emeritus status following his retirement. He is survived by his wife; five of his siblings; and 14 nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at noon on Saturday, November 12, 2011, at the Jacksonville Center in Floyd, Va.