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Glenn Wayne Hensley

Friday, August 1, 2008

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Glenn Wayne Hensley, 90, of Woodville, passed away Saturday July 26, 2008, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis.

A Celebration of life for Glenn Hensley will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Friday Aug. 1, at the community room in the Park Place Apartments. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m., Thursday Aug. 7 at the United Methodist Church in Lake Park.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the memorial service at church. Interment will be in the Lake Park Cemetery where they will be laid to rest together. Cremation services were coordinated by Countryside Crematory with funeral services entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin.

Glenn was born on March 23, 1918, the son of Lyman F. and Lillie V. (Margerum) Hensley. He was raised in Lake Park, where he received his education, graduating from high school in 1937. As a young man, he began his love of farming and animals. Following the death of his father, and sister Elizabeth he interrupted his education and with his brother worked the family farm.

Herma Louise Zahren and Glenn became best friends and married on Glenn's 21st birthday, March 23, 1939. This 67 year union would be further blessed with children; Connie, Steven, Stan, and DeAnn.

Over the next several years, they lived in Lake Park and raised their family. Glenn also helped work as a farmhand. He was hired by Arnold Grain and Livestock Company and worked driving a mixing truck. His next job opportunity was to be a livestock buyer. The two joined in a partnership on a farm outside of Lake Park. The long driveway lead to the place his family called home. In 1959, they relocated home to Baldwin, Wis. Here Herma and Glenn's dream of owning their own farm became a reality.

As time went on, their son Stan would take over the farm and Herma and Glenn would build their retirement home there.

For health reasons, they moved into the village of Woodville and settled into the Park Place Communities where they would see old friends and make many more.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Herma; and siblings: Elizabeth, Paul, Gale, Doris, and Margaret.

Glenn is survived by his children Connie Paulsen and husband, Curtis of Spencer, Steven Hensley of Tomah, Wis., Stan Hensley and wife, Mary of Menomonie, Wis., and DeAnn Fern and husband, Michael of Eau Claire; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brothers and sister-in-law: Cecil Zahren of Lake Park, Gerald Zahren and wife, Jana of Lake Park, and Lois Vetter and husband, Don of Larrabee.