October 7, 1955 - December 2, 2021
Steven Leland Hensel, 66, of Huntington, passed away at 1:34 am Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. Steven was born on October 7, 1955, in Beloit, WI., the son of Lee Hensel and Rita (Esse) Hensel. He graduated from Milton High School in Milton, WI. with the class of 1973. He proudly enlisted in the United States Army for 5 years and served during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Germany where he met the love of his life Astrid M. Lehnhardt at a music concert. They married on September 11, 1976, in Nuremberg Germany. In December of 1977 he left the Army with an honorable discharge and moved to Janesville Wisconsin. He first worked at various other jobs, then started at the Janesville GM plant for 2 years. When the Fort Wayne Indiana plant was built, he moved his family from Wisconsin to Indiana in 1986 to help start it up, and where his wife Astrid became an American citizen. Steven retired October 2014 after 30 years of service. He owned Steve's Guns & Ammo shop for many years. He was a member of the NRA and UAW Local 2209. Steve enjoyed being an exhibitor at gun shows, hunting, swimming at the Warren United Methodist Home, carpentry work and going fishing with his kids. One of his passions, for model airplanes and remote-control toys led him to build a hobby house on their property. He loved to take his wife out on dates and spend as much time as possible with his family. Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Astrid M. Hensel of Huntington, son, Michael L. (Liz) Hensel of Stafford, VA. daughter, Christine E. (Christian) Clark of Ft. Wayne, IN. granddaughters, Sabela Medina, Noalani Larsen, sister, Diane Hensel-Champion of Edgerton, WI. brothers, Leland (Cathie) Hensel of Janesville, WI. Paul (Gina) Hensel of Tomahawk, WI. He is preceded in death by his father, Lee L. Hensel and mother, Rita Hensel. Private family service with Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Huntington.
Steven Leland Hensel, 66, of Huntington, passed away at 1:34 am Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. Steven was born on October 7, 1955, in Beloit, WI., the son of Lee Hensel and Rita (Esse) Hensel. He graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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