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Fredrick "Fred" Hensel
Fredrick “Fred” Joe Hensel, 76 of Washington, IA, died Monday, February 3, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospital.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. Visitation will be Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 2-4:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Elm Grove Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight.
Fredrick J. Hensel was born on March 29, 1943 in Ottumwa IA, the son of Mark Clinton Sr. and Mary (Leon) Hensel. He graduated from Washington High School in 1961. Fred received his AA from Burlington College in 1965 and BS from the University of Missouri in 1967. Fred enlisted in the Army in 1967 and served in Vietnam. He received his CPA certification in 1968. He met his wife while working for Graf and Co. in Fairfield. Fred was united in marriage to Debra Whitten on June 5, 1976 in Fairfield and then moved to Washington where he worked with his father Clint Hensel. After his father’s retirement he worked for Estal & Rosenboom until 1981 and then worked at Hensel Latta Harris & Yotty until the mid-90’s. Towards the end of his working career he opened and ran Fred Hensel CPA PC until he retired in 2014. Fred was a part of the Lion’s club, AM Kiwanis, and Winga’s coffee club. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, bird watching, reading, and his trip on the Honor Flight in 2018.
Fred is survived by his wife Deb of Washington, children, Megan Hensel and Eric Hensel of Washington, brother Mark C. Hensel Jr. “Buzz” (Dot) of Arlington, TX, brother-in-law Stan (Linda) Whitten of Keosauqua, sister-in-law Marla (Mike) Crew of Fairfield, guardian of niece Susie Hensel of Manhattan, KS, and many nieces & nephews.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, father & mother-in-law Gib and Evelyn, brother, Kenneth Hensel and sister-in-law Jane Hensel.
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Recording of Service
Always enjoyed my visits with Fred in the office and working with him on Kiwanis AMers community projects. Fred will be missed. Condolences and prayers to Deb, Megan and Eric during this difficult time.Rich & Tammy Crull
Rich and Tammy Crull Feb 9 2020 12:00 AM
Prayers to the family at this difficult time, Hugs to all.
Cyndi Arbogast Feb 5 2020 12:00 AM
I had the pleasure of working for Fred for 6 years when I was in Washington. He was my mentor and will be missed. Deb, Megan and Eric, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Jennifer L Palmer, CPA Feb 5 2020 12:00 AM
Deb and Fred have been family ever since their marriage. I don't think I've ever failed to see them on my visits to Iowa in my adult life and the Hensel and Whitten families were doubly tied with the two marriages. Deb, Megan and Eric, you're far away but close to my heart at this difficult time. Do whatever you need to heal and feel peace that Fred is in a better place. Love all of you and will never forget Fred.
Jeff Bruce Feb 4 2020 12:00 AM
Debbie and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss.Mary Maxted
Mary Maxted Feb 4 2020 12:00 AM