Thursday, February 20, 2020

Richard Earl Henslin, 86, Dodge Center

Richard Earl Henslin, 86, was ushered into heaven by angels to meet his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Dec. 2, 2015.  A memorial service was held at Pleasant Corners United Methodist Church on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. Richard was born to Reuben and Elma (Bartel) Henslin on Jan. 11, 1929. He graduated from Dodge Center High School as an honor student in 1946. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Macalester College in 1950.  Richard married Marie Alice Fuhrman at Pleasant Corners United Methodist Church on July 27, 1951.  His mother Elma, a school teacher, instilled a love for reading. There were many weeks of his life where he would read five or six books per week.  He served his community as a school board member of rural school district 38.  He considered it an honor to have served in the Army from 1952 - 1954 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.  He served as Secretary to commanding general of the 8th Division, Brig. Gen. John A. Dabney.  While being a dairy and crop farmer, he won sales awards for selling Archer Oil products and Mallard seed corn to area farmers. It was evident to everyone that his first love in life was God. He enjoyed playing cards with his children and grandchildren.  Richard had a way of bringing humor and laughter into daily life no matter what life brought.   Most definitely his was a life well lived. This dearly beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather was deeply loved by his wife of 64 years, Marie A. (Fuhrman) Henslin, children Dr. Earl R. Henslin, Brea, California;  Thomas R. Henslin (Dawna), Dodge Center;  Bruce R. Henslin (Cindy), Fountain Hills, Arizona; and Sandra L. Henslin, Richmond, Virginia; twelve grandchildren  and  fourteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Marcella Henslin. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Seasons Hospice, Golden Living West or a charity of your choice. Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Dodge Center assisted with arrangements.

Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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