Obit: Hensler, Ralph Alvin James (1938 - 2014)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Hensler, Peshman, Braunschweig, Dempsey, Heiman, Virchow, Bjerke

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 10/22/2014

Hensler, Ralph Alvin James (12 May 1938 - 13 October 2014) With Flag

Ralph Hensler, 76, of Neillsville died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

Ralph Alvin James Hensler was born May 12, 1938, at hone on the Benninger farm in Reeseville, the son of Carl and Lauretta (Peshman) Hensler. He graduated from St. John Lutheran Grade School in Waterloo, WI, and later joined the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Donna Braunschweig Jan. 30, 1965, and worked as a truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; three sons, Kendall (Dixie) Hensler of Neillsville, Clarence ‘Tyke’ (Sandra) Hensler of Columbus; WI, and Albert Hensler of Columbus; three sisters, Marilyn Dempsey of Waterloo, Patricia Heiman of Columbus, and Lorraine (Gordon) Virchow of Waterloo; three brothers, Carl Jr. (Darlene) Hensler of Avoca, Dennis (Courtney) Hensler of Middleton and John Hensler of Madison. Ralph is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Dion.

A memorial service for Ralph was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville with visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor Douglas Bjerke officiated.

Online condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Ralph’s family with funeral arrangements.



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