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Willard W. Hensel, 84, of Nevis passed away at his home Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Willard W. Hensel was born March 6, 1930 the son of Frank and Joyce (Wagner) Hensel.

He attended school in Nevis and was later drafted into the Marine Corps in December of 1951 where he saw action in Korea. He received the Purple Heart and attained the rank of Corporal. He was honorably discharged in December of 1953.

Willard worked at odd jobs until 1964, when he was employed at the Nevis Post Office. He retired in 1990.

He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his two brothers, Wayne and James Hensel who are currently residing in Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids; nephew, Mitch Sanderson of Nevis; nieces, Deb Sanderson of California, Ann (Gary) Kloehn of Laporte, and Gail Schnoor of Wisconsin; and great-nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Alice Sanderson.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Nevis.

Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Nevis.

Interment: Resthaven Cemetery in Nevis.

Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids is assisting with the arrangements. You may leave online condolences at