Dennis Paul Henderlong, 81 of Valparaiso, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2023. He was born January 26, 1942, in Gary, IN to Harold and Mildred (Schmelter) Henderlong. Dennis graduated from Crown Point High School and received his bachelor's degree in Residential Construction from Michigan State University. Dennis began his career in Crown Point as a General Contractor, moving to Valparaiso to work with Harley Snyder Construction, before starting his own company with his sons, Generation Homes. He was a proud fourth generation homebuilder, a former President of the Indiana Homebuilders Association, and a member of the National Homebuilders Association, Rotary Club, and St. Paul Catholic Church. Dennis enjoyed playing duplicate bridge, golfing at the Country Club, and cheering on the MSU Spartans. He was a loving and devoted family man who especially loved supporting his grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their endeavors. Dennis will be remembered as a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be deeply missed.
On September 21, 1963, in Grandville, MI, Dennis married the love of his life, Susan Cook, who survives, along with their children: Scot Henderlong of Valparaiso, Todd (Heather) Henderlong of Valparaiso, Jon (Natalie) Henderlong of Crown Point, and Amy (Matt Pera) Henderlong of Chesterton; grandchildren: Donelle, Britney, Alyssa, Cassie, Bailey, Jonathan, Mallory, Karsen, Kolby, Lily, and Hunter; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers; and 4 sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Dale Henderlong.
A memorial mass will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. St. Paul Catholic Church, 1855 Harrison Blvd, Valparaiso. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church or the VNA of NWI.


Very sorry to hear of Mr. Henderlong's passing. While he was working for Harley Snyder, he built our house on Oak Grove Ct. along with 2 others. He saved the oak trees in the front yard, and we have been their caretakers for the past 31 years. We were both fellow Spartans. I'll keep an eye on them Dennis, but I'm sure you'll have a much better view...Go Green! Go White!! -William Finik 

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