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Norman Lee Hensley,
On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Norman Hensley, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away at the age of 89 years with his family by his side.
Norman "Chick" Hensley was born on November 9, 1927, the son of William Walter Hensley and Elizabeth Clara Tegenkamp. He married Dolores "Polly" Theresa Pals on August 17, 1948 in Teutopolis, Illinois. Norman retired from the Decatur Herald & Review.
Norman will be forever remembered by his family including Wife: Dolores "Polly" Theresa Hensley (Pals)
Children: Barbara Lynn Preston, Decatur, Vickie Ann York (Ivan), Decatur, and Kent Alan Hensley (Monica), Rochester, MN
Grandchildren: Jennifer Preston, James Ryan Preston (Cassandra Clark), Corey York (Angela), Amanda Poland (Jacob), Elizabeth Gunderman (David), Alexander Hensley (Marianne), and Aaron Hensley
Great Grandchildren: Anthony Preston, Morgan Sawyer, Maya Sawyer, Lucas Poland, Brandon Gunderman, Abigail Poland, Matthew Poland, Temperance York, Augustine York, Nathan Hensley, Maddox Gunderman
Norman was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Everett, Harold, Walter, Laura, Grace, and Vesta.
Norman loved classic cars and owned a 1964 Ford Thunderbird (his favorite car). He was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed league bowling. Norm was a family man who enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, July 28 at 4:30pm and visitation from 5:00-7:00pm at Graceland/Fairlawn.
A Mass of Catholic burial will be celebrated in memory of Norman Hensley on Saturday, July 29, at 10:00 a.m., in St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Decatur, IL, with Rev. Rick Weltin, as Celebrant. Memorial donations in memory of Norman may be made to American Cancer Society.
The family of Norman Hensley is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur, IL 62526. Send condolences and share memories with the family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.
Published on July 27, 2017
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