Terry Hensell, 1946-2017

Terry Lee Hensell, 70, of LaPorte, died peacefully Sunday, April 16, 2017, at LaPorte Hospital. He fought a long, hard battle against cancer for the last 13 months.

He was born Nov. 6, 1946, in LaPorte to Glen Harold Hensell and Betty (Day) Hensell Hill.

Terry did many things in his life. He worked landscaping, plot books and TSO, owned Car Wash Emporium and finished at Four Winds Casino as a security guard until his retirement in 2011. He was always known to be well dressed and his hair perfectly styled. Terry loved his toys, from his cars to his pontoon boat. He would be excited for the weather to break in the spring because this meant it was time to go fishing. Terry loved eating his fried bass and morels during that time.

Surviving are his fiancée, Jeanne Dickey; daughter, Kristin (Justin) Sams; grandchildren, Kaylee, Keegan and Mackinzie Sams, all of LaPorte; siblings, Ricki (Joan) Hensell, Randy (Judy) Hensell and Pam (Terry) Callahan, all of LaPorte, and Robert (Kathy) Hensell of Koontz Lake, IN; his special aunt and uncle, Laura and Robert Day; aunt, Shirley Hibner; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Lester Hill.

Cremation will take place. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at a later date. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, LaPorte, is handling arrangements.

A special thank you to Dr. Kang, Melissa Garwood and Lisa on the 4th floor for providing exceptional care during our time of grief. Each one of them went above and beyond to ensure comfort for Terry and his family. We cannot thank them enough for this last week.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Jeanne Dickey.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP as well as at www.lakeviewfhc.com.

14 Responses to “Terry Hensell, 1946-2017”

  1. Ginny Dickson

    Apr 18. 2017

    I am so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing on to new life…..he was a joy to be around and am sure he will be missed by many… RIP Terry, your home now….
    God be with his family at this terrible time…

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  2. Deb Blankenship

    Apr 18. 2017

    Some of my fav memories are Grandpa sitting in front of the stove, Terry in front of the frig, always with smiles, always with cutting harassment, always feeling loved. My love & prayers to you all.

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    Apr 18. 2017

    Rick and Joan so sorry for your loss, prayers for Terry and your/his family. Alberta & Larry

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  4. oldeskule

    Apr 18. 2017

    rest in peace old friend

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  5. Linda Mrozinski & Terry Miller

    Apr 18. 2017

    Jeanne, Rick and Joan please accept our deepest sympathy. Wishing you peace to bring comfort and the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

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  6. Marge Unger

    Apr 18. 2017

    Rick, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. He will always continue to live on in your heart.

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  7. Evelyn Utroske Bechinski

    Apr 18. 2017

    Rick, sorry to hear of your brother’s passing.

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  8. Debra (Huber) Ingram

    Apr 18. 2017

    Rick, I am so sorry for your loss of your brother. Prayers for you and your family

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  9. Judy cook

    Apr 18. 2017

    Bob n Ricky ..I am sorry to hear of Terry’s passing..Jeannie many prayers.. Love Judy cook

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  10. Tom & Karen

    Apr 19. 2017

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

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  11. Penny Lower

    Apr 19. 2017

    Rick and Joan, I’m very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

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  12. Vicki Cain

    Apr 19. 2017

    Jeanne, so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. He suffers no more and now watches those he loves from above. Another angel to keep those he loves safe till you meet again.

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  13. Janice Barkmann

    Apr 20. 2017

    My condolences to the Hensell family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  14. Dessie Bealor

    Apr 22. 2017

    Bob and Cathy and all the Hensell family, so sorry for your loss, You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers, Sincerely

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