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July 17, 2014

Earl E. Hensel

MADISON — Earl E. Hensel, age 93 of Madison, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Born April 17, 1921, in Cuyahoga Falls, to Bernice C. (Dodge) and Ernest Hensel. He married Mary “Mae” C. Zakrajsek in Madison on Sept. 26, 1966.

Earl was the Camp Director & Ranger at Camp Stigwandish for the Boy Scouts of America for over 24 years. He was a 1939 graduate of Madison Memorial High School. A veteran of World War II, he served in the United States Army Medical Corps. Earl was a volunteer fireman and EMT for Station #3 in Madison.

He served on the Board of Supervisors of the Lake Soil and Water Conservation District for 15 years. Earl received numerous Scouting and Conservation awards, including induction in the Ohio State Conservation Hall of Fame. He enjoyed reading, woodworking, woodcarving, nature and gardening, as well as spending time with his wife, family, friends and people in general.

He is survived by his daughter, Judith Booth of Madison; grandchildren, Sharla (Gary) Brown of Madison, Joe Booth of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Holly (Carl) Hinderer of Grafton, Ohio and Brian Booth of Madison; great-grandchildren, Brittney, Derek, Adam, Hannah, Carl, Kelle and Kyle; nephew, Ed Kuhn; and his caregivers, Sissy and Shirley.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Hensel in 2001; granddaughter, Carva Booth; parents; brother, Harry Hensel; and a nephew, Bobby Hensel.

Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, July 20th, at THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 26 River St., Madison, Ohio.

Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, July 21st, at Central Congregational Church, 71 Park St., Madison. Final resting place will be at Fairview Cemetery in Madison.

Contributions may be made to Madison Historical Society, P.O. Box 515, Madison, Ohio 44057 or Central Congregational Church Holy Joe’s Mission Program, 71 Park St., Madison, Ohio 44057.

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