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John Potter Hensel Jr., 59, formerly of Sterling, passed away March 27, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. There was a private gathering of family to share memories.
John was born Aug. 29, 1953, in Peoria, Ill. He moved to Sterling in 1975, where he later met and married Christine Kapple. They lived with their family in Sterling until moving to Greeley in 2006. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He was a huge sports fan and loved the Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche and the Rockies. You could always find watching sports or listening to them on the radio.
He is survived and missed by Christine; daughters, Lori Breezley and Katie Hensel; sons, Nathan Hensel and wife Ralynn, and Alexander Hensel; sisters, Linda Potter, Susan and husband Jim Gleich; as well as three grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his parents, John Sr. and Roxana Hensel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
Published in Journal Advocate on Apr. 1, 2013
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"I was so sorry to hear about JR's death, he was an extremely nice person. I am sure that Chris, Nate,..."
- Andrea Osburn
"I still remember when Chris introduced me to JR.... he pulled up in his baby blue Kenworth Rig.........."
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- judy Vonfeldt-Walkey
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- Mindy Henry
"My heart goes out to Chris and all the Hensel children...This man affected my son in a most positive..."
- Lynn Strohmeyer
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