KENNETH "KENNY" LEROY HENSEL
Kenneth "Kenny" LeRoy Hensel, age 70, of Faribault, died on Monday, March 16, 2015 at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home, Faribault.
There will be no funeral services. He has donated his body to Mayo Full Body Research, Rochester.
Kenneth LeRoy, the son of Alfred and Mabel (Moyer) Hensel, was born on December 21, 1944 in Hayfield. He was the youngest of five children. He attended all of his schooling in Rose Creek and graduated in 1964. He married Vivian Faelske on September 22, 1973 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Owatonna. He had numerous jobs in Albert Lea and Owatonna before attending and earning a mechanical engineering degree at Faribault Vocational College in 1978. Prior to his illness (non alcoholic liver disease caused by Hepatitis B) and retirement he was employed at McQuay International of Faribault until 2009. He enjoyed camping, fishing and grouse hunting. Some of his hobbies include scroll sawing and building small pieces of furniture for his home.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian; one sister, Laurella (and David) Clinnin of Easton; one uncle, Gaylord Hensel of Orlando, FL; numerous loving and caring nieces and nephews and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Walter and Roger Hensel; and one sister, Gertrude "Gert" Hansen.
Name: Irene Paquette
Date: Thursday March 19, 2015
Sorry, to hear about Ken's passing. I enjoyed working with him at McQuay. I remember him bringing in his wood wosrking projects, which he proudly showed us. May you have great memories to help you through this difficult time.
Name: Jim and Marie Smith
Date: Wednesday March 18, 2015
We were sorry to hear of Ken's passing away. I know he'd been ill a long time. Jim has fond memories of their years in a shared office at McQuay's. We will keep you in our prayers. God Bless and keep you
Name: Pat Ernste
Date: Tuesday March 17, 2015
Viv.....I will always remember the years of working with Ken and his "special" sense of humor. Another special thing about Ken was listening to him tell us about your adventures and the garden that the two of you worked on and sharing pictures. I still have every ornament that he made for his co-workers at Christmas time; they will be forever cherished. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care and know that you had a very special man in Ken. Pat Ernste