Larry Alan Hensler, 83, Kokomo, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital Kokomo. He was born September 28, 1936 in Miami County to Lucius B. and Vera C. Hensler.
In 1954 Larry graduated from Eastern High School. He served in the United States Marine Corp. from 1955 to 1959.
On October 24, 1959 Larry married the love of his life Barbara Sosbe, whom he met at Indiana Beach. She preceded him in death on December 18, 2018. He was a loving husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa. Larry retired from Delco in 1995 as an electrician with 31+ years of service. After retiring from Delco, Larry worked part-time maintenance for the Greencreek Apartments in Greentown. Larry was a lifelong farmer in Howard and Miami Counties.
Larry was a member of Jerome Christian Church. He was a 50+ member and two-time past Master of the Greentown Masonic Lodge #341 and a member and past Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star #195. Larry was a former president of the Mast-Hensler Cemetery Association. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Valley Indianapolis, Kokomo York Rite, Murat Shrine Temple, Kokomo Shrine Club, and UAW. Larry was a longtime volunteer for We Care and grew sweet corn for the benefit of We Care for many years.
Those surviving Larry are four children, Brent Hensler, Rochester; Janine (Ed) Hamock, North Ft. Myers, Florida; Bruce Hensler, Kokomo; and Jennifer Eshelman, Kokomo; four grandchildren, Meghan (Kristin) Paret, Rotonda, Florida; Ryan Horner (fiancé, Megan), Avon; Stephanie (Justin) Mayes, Clinton, Tennessee; and Eli Hensler ((fiancé, Diamond), Rochester; great-grandson Blake Mayes; three sisters, Sharon Gritton, Lynn (Tom)Pratt, and Janis (Richard) Crume; brother-in-law Larry Myers; and twelve nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sisters, Shirley Clouser and Joyce Myers; brothers-in-law, James Gritton and Gene Clouser; and son-in-law Dean Eshelman.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Hasler & Stout Funeral Home, 112 E. Main St., Greentown, with Jeffrey Gritton, the nephew of Larry, officiating. Friends may visit with the family 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday before the service at the funeral home. An Eastern Star service and Masonic Rites will take place at 1 p.m., provided by the Order of the Eastern Star #195 and Greentown Masonic Lodge #341. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion Post 317 at Mast-Hensler Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greentown Masonic Lodge #341 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 341, Greentown, IN or We Care, 519 N. Main St., Kokomo, IN 46901, in Larry’s memory.
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