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Wayne Hensler

August 4, 1928 — June 15, 2016

Wayne A. Hensler, 87 of Waterloo, died peacefully on June 15, 2016 at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center of Johnson Creek.
Wayne was born on August 4, 1928 in the Town of Portland, the son of Emil and Vera (Dochadis) Hensler. He completed the Farm Short Course at the University of Wisconsin. After finishing his education, he purchased and operated his own farm in the Town of Lake Mills and later bought a hog farm in the Town of Waterloo. On August 22, 1953, he married Bernadine Balmer in Waterloo and the couple raised 2 daughters. Wayne prided himself on being a free thinker, world-wide traveler, hog farmer, and always living life his way. His grandchildren were of the utmost importance to Wayne. He was a "talker", always telling stories with great enthusiasm and sometimes getting himself into trouble. He was a unique man who was appreciated by the people that took the time to know Wayne A. Hensler.
He is survived by: his Daughters Judi (Norman) Eggert of Waterloo, and Peggy (Fred) Schwartz of Helenville; 9 Grandchildren Lori (Eric) Clark, Jolene (A.J.) Ciha, Cheri (Adam) Grabowski, Sara Eggert, N. Charles (Lauren) Eggert, Fritz Schwartz, Nicholas Schwartz, Stuart Schwartz, Jessica Schwartz; 9 Great-Grandchildren Brysen, Caleb, Atticus, Katelyn, Aiden, Aevri, Sia Rae, Lilyana, and Charles; 2 Brothers Walter (Shirley) of Reeseville and David (Jeanine) of Sun Prairie; 3 Sisters Bernie (Hans) Dunneisen, Bonnie Filter, Ruth Henning all of Waterloo.
He is preceded in death by: his parents, Bernadine in 2003, Brother Marlin, and Sister Margaret Strauss.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Scott Hartwig for his faithful friendship.
As per his wishes, there will be no service held.
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