Willis O Henschen

July 8, 1920 ~ October 3, 2020 (age 100)


Willis O. Henschen, 100, of St. Marys, OH died 11:15 p.m. Saturday October 3, 2020 at Otterbein -- St. Marys.


He was born July 8, 1920 in St. Marys Twp. -- Auglaize Co., OH to Fred A. and Alvina (Meckstroth) Henschen.


On June 28, 1947, he married Ruth H. Dammeyer, who survives.


He is also survived by sister-in-law Mary Schmidt of Celina, OH and Joanne Dammeyer of Celina, OH and numerous nieces and nephews.


Preceded in death by: parents Fred and Alvina Henschen; brother Homer (Lea) Henschen; brother-in-law Louis (Wanda) dammeyer; brother-in-law Chester "Chet" Dammeyer; niece Christina Dammeyer-Hazlee


He was a graduate of New Knoxville, OH High School (Class of 1938).


A veteran of the United States Navy, he proudly served his country during World War II.


He worked at STAMCO in New Bremen, OH for a number of years and eventually retired from Foremost Tool Co. in St. Marys.


He was a member of the St. Paul's United Church of Christ, United States Power Squadron (Lima Chapter), St. Marys Boat Club, Wally Byam Caravan Club International and Good Sam RV Club "Lima Smiling Sams", American Legion Post #444 in New Knoxville and VFW Post #8445 in Wapakoneta..


Bill and Ruth travelled extensively throughout North America in their Airstream motorhome.

He also enjoyed boating and taught safe boating courses for 50 years. He was also an amateur radio operator and enjoyed going out to eat.


Graveside funeral rites are scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday October 10, 2020 at the Pilger Ruhe Cemetery in New Knoxville, OH. Military honors will be conducted at the graveside.


Memorial contributions may directed to Grand Lake Hospice or St. Paul's UCC Elevator Fund. 


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Arrangements have been entrusted to the Miller Bros. Funeral Directors in St. Marys and New Knoxville.

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Graveside Service
October 10, 2020

11:00 AM
Pilger Ruhe Cemetery
New Bremen New Knoxville Road
New Knoxville, OH 45871

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