Paul P. Bensel Sr.
Arch L. Heady at Resthaven
4400 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY
BENSEL, PAUL P. SR., 88, of Louisville, passed away at Baptist Hospital East on Monday, April 12, 2010 after a brief illness.

He was a native of Richfield Park, N.J. and a retired Major with the U.S.A.F.. He was a aircraft commander, path finder lead crew in World War II and a strategic air command and select lead crew with the B29 and B50. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marjorie Bensel.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Paul P. Jr. (Betty), Kathleen, Michael T., Mitch, and David Bensel and Joan M. Medert (Terry); 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

His Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 3042 Hikes Lane, Louisville, KY 40220, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 15, 2010 from 1-8 p.m. at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Catholic Charities. Please visit us at

Published by Courier-Journal on Apr. 13, 2010.
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My cousins - I am with you today. Jerry and I send our condolences to all of you. Uncle Paul will be missed by all who knew him and especially by those of us who loved him.
Susan Jacobs
April 16, 2010
Mitch and family,
As you wake up each day, the pain will get lighter, the tears will be fewer and the memories that you hold in your hearts will get you through. My prayers and thoughts are with you during your time of sadness and healing.
Michele Melillo-Clem
April 14, 2010
Eric, Candace & The Bensel Family - I offer my deepest condolences and prayers for your family at this time. Eric & Candace, if you need anything let me know.
Michelle Pike
April 14, 2010
To the Bensel Family... My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know how difficult this must be for you. I know how much you will miss him. I encourage you to draw on your strength and the strength of your family. If you need anything, please let me know.
May God bless you and your family during this time and always,
Katie Keyes
April 14, 2010
Bensel Family-
Thoughts and prayers from us here in North Carolina. We never knew Paul but we know Mike and his children. So very sorry for your loss.
Amber Higgins
April 13, 2010
To The Bensels- Uncle Paul is a very strong loving, special person.Iam sorry for our loss. His whole life he made his kid Sister Joan, feel good about herself, through tough & diverse times.He spoke to Joan offten.Our Mother Joan spoke to Paul days before she died on July 10th,2008.God Bless.
Lee & Nan Davidson
April 13, 2010
We are so honored to have known Paul. His heart was full of love and warmth and he will certainly be missed by many. We will continue praying for your family.
Jeff and Jennifer Oliver
April 13, 2010
Dear Bensel Family - I send my condolences and best wishes. Although I didn't see Uncle Paul very often over the years, I always remember him being very kind to my family. I am sorry for your loss, and send my best thoughts to you all.
Roger Bensel
April 13, 2010
When you've loved someone your whole life, you can be sure their love surrounds you still. It was an honor to have met Paul. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bensel family. Roger and Betty Schultz, Waldo, Ohio
April 13, 2010
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