Dean E. Wensel 1915 - 2009

Tonganoxie — Services for Dean E. Wensel, 93, Tonganoxie, were Wednesday, March 4, at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
Mr. Wensel died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at his home.
He was born Nov. 17, 1915, in Promise City, Iowa, the son of John and Nora Donald Wensel.He worked as a crane operator for bridge construction for 28 years and retired as a road grader operator for Leavenworth County in 1990.
Mr. Wensel was a member of Operating Engineers Local No. 101, Kansas City, Mo.
He married Mylinda Jane West on Dec. 9, 1937, in Unionville, Mo. She died July 8, 2001.
Survivors include a son, Dale W., Tonganoxie; four daughters, Doris Storlien, Hindsville, Ark., Jeraldean Cooper and husband Robert, Stockton, Mo., Arlene Howard and husband Deane, Hindsville, Ark., and Shirley Waters and husband Arden, Tonganoxie; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association or Kansas City Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, KS 66086.
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