Walter R. Hensel


Oct. 22, 1926 - Oct. 4, 2014



Walter R. Hensel peacefully passed away October 4, 2014, at 87 years of age.


Walt was the son of Herbert and Louise (Will) Hensel and is survived by his brother Carl and wife Mildred; his sister Marge and husband Tony Kokan; seven nephews and nieces; and many grand-nephews and -nieces.


Walt served with honor in the United States Navy and worked with distinction 53 years as a rural carrier for the United States Postal Service. Other than his time in the military service, Walt lived his entire life in Dousman. Among his many hobbies were painting and woodcarving, for which he had a special talent. Most of his family and friends have artifacts of Waltís, which are treasured by all.


Special thanks are extended to Pastor Dean Zemple, At Your Service caregivers, and the compassionate staff at AngelsGrace Hospice. All of you became like family to him.


A private family committal will be held at a later date.


Memorials, if desired, should be made to St. Johnís Lutheran Church, W407 Highway 18, Sullivan, WI 53178.


Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4459 or visit online at