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Joseph Nicholas Hensen Jr.


08/03/1943 - 05/21/2015 Obituary
Joseph Nicholas Hensen Jr. Obituary
Joseph N. Hensen was born on August 3, 1943 in Bakersfield, CA and went to be with the Lord on May 21, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. His parents, Joseph Sr., and Leona Hensen preceded him in death.
Joe graduated from the Newbury Park Seventh Day Adventist Academy in 1961. In 1964, he married Linda S. Williams of Bakersfield. From 1966 until 1968, Joe served in U.S. Army Upon his honorable discharge he went to work for Supreme Air Conditioning in Bakersfield. Later he established his own business, Action Air in Delano, CA. During his tenure in Delano he served as President of the Delano Chamber of Commerce. He was known for always " taking the call" when someone needed their heating or air conditioning fixed. He tirelessly and unselfishly gave his time, energy, and knowledge to those in need. Also, he trained many new employees in the air conditioning and heating trades.
In 2003 he sold his business and relocated to Bakersfield, eventually going to work for the Panama-Buena Vista School District as their air conditioning technician. Joe truly enjoyed working there and made many good friends.
He loved animals and always had them at his shop. Joe was known for his love of hockey and Nascar. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and took great joy in spending time with his only granddaughter, Darian Hensen.
Survivors include his wife of fifty years Linda, sons Darin of Bakersfield and Blaine of Dallas, Texas, and granddaughter Darian of Long Beach, CA. He is also survived by his brother, Victor (Sydney) of Arkansas.
The family would like to thank Dr. Patel and his staff, and all the caring nurses at the Infusion Center at CBCC.
Viewing will be held Thursday, May 28, 2015, 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. at Basham Funeral Home, 3312 Niles St., Bakersfield. Graveside services will be held Friday, May 29, 2015 at Hillcrest Mortuary & Cemetery at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Charles Toy is officiating In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bakersfield SPCA or the CBCC Foundation for Community Wellness.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on May 27, 2015
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