Paul Vincent Hensel

Dec. 1, 2020


Paul Vincent Hensel passed away suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Crawfordsville, at the age of 61.

He was the son of Bernard Hensel and Evelyn Nall, who preceded him in death.

Paul had two sons, Nicholas (Amanda) Hensel and two grandsons, Korbin and Griffin, and son, Tyler Hensel, and two step-children.

He is also survived by four sisters, Charlotte Shaw (Lee Dickerson), Teresa (Chris) Rowland, Jamie (Charles) Wallar and Margaret (Roy) Pritchett. Brother Kevin Hensel preceded him in death.

Paul married Sallie Shine on Oct. 5, 2013, bringing along with her two step-children, Sarah Shine and William Schoentrup. They survive.

Paul worked at Crown Cork & Seal for 43 years. He started when he was 18 years old and wanted nothing more than to work at where his father, Bernard Hensel, worked. Paul learned life-long skills and made a lot of friends at Crown Cork & Seal. His last job with them was in the maintenance department as a maintenance tech. 

Paul loved life, all of it and tried to live it to the fullest in every possible way, including but not limited to rebuilding his first car a 1969 Dodge Charger, riding his 2000 Indian Chief which is where he got the name “Chief,” and teased his sisters all through their life and they gave him the name “Diablo.” He had a great dry sense of humor and enjoyed trying it out on anyone who would listen. He loved being a grandfather to Lilly, Bryson, Korbin and Griffin. Family and close friends were important to Paul and he thought helping others was a way of life. He brought joy to many of us and we will always remember the little things he did to make us smile.

We let you go with a lot of love and sadness. However, whenever we hear the roar of a motorcycle or the ring of a bell or when we look up at the stars, planets and Milky Way and see a twinkle, we will know it is you winking at us. We carry you in our hearts my dear Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend … you will not be forgotten.

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 1306 E. Main St., Crawfordsville, with a funeral mass at 11 a.m. Social distancing and masks are required.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or FISH Food Pantry, 1306 E. Main St. Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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