Wilbur L. Hensel, age 95, of Upper Sandusky, passed away at 10:15 PM on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at the Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Upper Sandusky.
Wilbur was born on December 5, 1924 in Marseilles, Ohio to Marcus and Mabel (Thompson) Hensel, both of whom are deceased. He married Barbara Severns on May 17, 1947 and she passed away on May 13, 2002.
He is survived by 2 sons: Scott Hensel of Marseilles, and Doug (Donna) Hensel of Richmond, Virginia. 4 grandchildren: Brett (Sharon) Hensel of San Antonio, Texas, Brenda (Jeremy) Lamb of Upper Sandusky, David (Kristen) Hensel, and Marcus Hensel, both of Richmond, along with 5 great grandchildren: Emma Hensel, Nathan Hensel, Levi Lamb, Lexi Lamb, and Landon Hensel.
Wilbur is survived by a sister, Marjorie Ann (James) Howell of Centerville, Indiana, and a brother, Clair (Sandy) Hensel of Morral, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter in law Christine Hensel, great granddaughter Maeve Hensel, and 6 brothers, Donald, Vernon, Dale, Lowell, Wayne, and Warren Hensel.
Wilbur graduated in 1942 from Marseilles High School, where he played basketball and was the leading scorer for Wyandot County.
He was a veteran of World War II having served for 3 years and 2 months in the US Army 70th Infantry Division, where he earned 2 battle stars for the Battle of the Bulge, and the Rhineland Offensive.
After returning home, Wilbur started Hensel Lime & Stone which he operated for 56 years until his retirement in 2002.
He also was a member of the Marseilles United Methodist church, the American Legion Post #225, and a life member of the Elks Lodge #83, both in Upper Sandusky, and a life member of the Stephen J. Chaney VFW Post 7201 in Marion.
Wilbur was a Past Master of Marseilles Lodge 515 F&AM before that lodge merged with Warpole Lodge 176 in Upper Sandusky in 1994. He was a 60-year plus member of Lodge, McCutchen Chapter #96 R.A.M. and Upper Sandusky Council #98 R&SM, all in Upper Sandusky.
For hobbies Wilbur enjoyed following the OSU Buckeyes in football and basketball, watching the Indians, and going to Upper Ram sporting events. He loved spending time with his family at Lake Erie.
Services for Wilbur L. Hensel will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home with his service beginning with a Masonic Memorial Service followed by a funeral service. The funeral service will be conducted by Steve Sturgeon. Burial will take place at Chandler Cemetery where military graveside honors will be conducted by the Upper Sandusky Color Guard.
Visitations will be held 2 hours before time on Saturday at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home and the family suggest casual attire.
Due to Covid-19, facemasks will be required for all who attend the visitations or funeral service.
Memorials may be made to Marseilles United Methodist Church or Hospice of Wyandot County and can be sent to Lucas-Batton, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lucasbatton.com.
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