Clarence Wayne Hensel

1930 - 2019

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Clarence Wayne Hensel, age 89, passed away on Friday, November 22. He was born August 27, 1930 to the late Fred and Emma Hensel. On March 30, 1952 Clarence married Melba Jean Roszman. Together they founded Hensel Ready Mix in 1963, which continues today. They had four children: Teresa (Dan) Harris of Upper Sandusky, Jeryl (Scott) Kissling of Kenton, Bonita (Doug) Cochran of Beavercreek, and Rodney (Linda) Hensel of Kenton, all who survive. Clarence was preceded in death by two siblings: Lloyd and Sharon Kay, who died as children; and two sisters: Ervilla Lambert and Ruth Evelyn Stumpp. Surviving are his sisters: Lorraine (Bob) Bower of Marion, Carol (Sherm) McKinnis of Palm Desert, CA, and Darlene (Dal) Heckathorn of Kenton; and a brother-in-law, Sam (Glena) Roszman of Upper Sandusky. He was blessed in life with 11 grandchildren: Emily (Tony) Besser, Amanda (Curt) Byers, Erin (Heath) Luikart, Andy (Kasey) Kissling, Dane Kissling, Alex (Sara) Kissing, Eric (Sharon) Cochran, Adam (Sarah) Cochran, Ben (Mindy) Hensel, Allison (Justin) Hollon, and Britton Hensel; and eighteen great-grandchildren. He attended Marseilles School, where he was active in high school sports. He was most proud of his Marseilles Bulldogs basketball team, which was defeated in the 1948 Regional Semi-finals by the team that would eventually win the state Class B champion title. He graduated with a class of 12 students in May, 1948. In adulthood he enjoyed bowling, golfing, shooting pool, and watching the sporting events at Kenton High School. He is especially known for his homemade ice cream. He was a life member of the Marseilles United Methodist Church, a member of Kenton Blue Lodge, Chapter, and Council, and the Kenton Elks Lodge. He served on the Wyandot County Council of Aging Board and was active with the Hardin County Community Foundation. He and his wife were members of the Farm Bureau and Maple Grange. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 29 at the Kenton High School Athletic Fieldhouse at 200 Harding Ave in Kenton from 4:00-8:00. Masonic and O.E.S. services will be held prior to visitation at 3:30. Funeral services are to be at the Marseilles United Methodist Church in Marseilles on Saturday at 10:00 with Pastor Doug Pummel officiating. Internment will be at McKendree Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Marseilles U.M. Church, Hardin County Community Foundation, and the Veterans Memorial Golf Course. Arrangements have been entrusted to SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Kenton. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    Kenton High School Athletics Fieldhouse [Map]
    200 Harding Ave.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326
    Friday, November 29th 2019 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, November 30th 2019 - 10:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Marseilles United Methodist Church [Map]
    20273 Walnut Street
    Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351

  • Final Resting Place:

    McKendree Cemetery [Map]
    Goshen Township
    Kenton, Ohio

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To : Hansel family
Date :Monday, November 25th 2019
From : Janice Rish
You have my deepest condolences. Prayers for family.

To : Hensel Family
Date :Monday, November 25th 2019
From : Mary Lou Ward
My deepest condolences to this
beautiful family.

To : The Hensel Family
Date :Monday, November 25th 2019
From : Judi Risser Elsasser
Prayers you will find peace and comfort through this difficult time and the time ahead.

To : Teresa Jeryl Bonita Rodney and Families
Date :Tuesday, November 26th 2019
From : Carol TelljohannHeilman
Clarence always made me laugh and had a ready smile whenever he would see me, no matter how long it had been. I will always remember him fondly.
Love to all,
Carol and Pat

To : All the Hensel Family
Date :Tuesday, November 26th 2019
From : Brenda Keller
Together in Heaven, how very deepest sympathy to you all

To : The Hensel Family
Date :Wednesday, November 27th 2019
From : Becky Reineke-Hites
Many prayers for peace and comfort going out to your family.

To : The Hensel Family
Date :Wednesday, November 27th 2019
From : The Hiller Family
So sorry to read about the passing of your dad, grandfather, brother and uncle. Clarence will be missed by many and especially all of you, but his memory will live on each and every time you think of him - which we know will be often. Please accept our condolences and know you're in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. With Sincere Sympathy and Hugs To All, Steve, Cheryl, Tina and Ty Hiller

To : The Hensel family
Date :Wednesday, November 27th 2019
From : Chuck and PaulaFrater Engelhardt
We send our prayers and deepest sympathy to you. Having been away from Kenton 40 yrs, my memories of your parents and grandparents are from when I was a kid. Both of them were always smiling. They spread those smiles around to all. May the peace and comfort of our Lord be with you.
Chuck and Paula Engelhardt

To : Linda and Rodney
Date :Wednesday, November 27th 2019
From : Sandy Dunahue
Linda, Rodney and Family So very sorry to hear about your parents.. They died the way they lived their lives their-- TOGETHER. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

To : Family of Clarence Hensel
Date :Wednesday, November 27th 2019
From : Bob Albert
So saddened to hear of the tragic loss of what I remember as a very gentle giant. May you all find comfort in his full life and be sure that he is now in greater hands. Am praying for all the family.

To : Hensel Family
Date :Wednesday, November 27th 2019
From : Jim Moore
My sincere sympathy on the loss of Clarence and Melba. They will be sorely missed by everyone. I will miss sitting with them at the football games. They brought joy to everyone they knew and our community is at a loss without them.

To : Hensel Family
Date :Friday, November 29th 2019
From : Greg Lorrie Strickland
Our condolences for your tragic loss. Clarence and Melba will be greatly missed.

To : The Hensel Family
Date :Friday, November 29th 2019
From : Brenda DeDonato
The loss of our fun loving, kind, generous, compassionate, supportive, charitable Uncle Clarence and Aunt Melba Jean has brought such sorrow to our hearts. All of us in California offer our love and supportive prayers to you now and always.

Date :Friday, November 29th 2019

Many prayers for peace and comfort going out to your family for this week and beyond. These two were great ambassadors for the entire community.