Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
Leroy F. Bensman, age 87, of St. Henry, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019 at The James Cancer Hospital, in Columbus.
He was born March 17, 1932 in Egypt, Ohio, to the late August & Marie (Heitbrink) Bensman. On December 27, 1952, at St. Henry Church he married Rosemary (Lange) Bensman and she survives in Coldwater.
Leroy is also survived by six children: Morris & Karen Bensman of Ft. Recovery, Diana & Dallas Luttrell of Amelia, Mary Bohn of North Hollywood, CA, Linda & Joe Seger of Rossburg, Marvin & Claudia Bensman of San Tan Valley, AZ, and Dennis & Darlene Bensman of Powell. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, a brother, Roland Bensman of Versailles, and a sister Betty Lou Walterbusch of Maria Stein, and in-laws: Donald Lange of Celina, Betty Lange, Vernon Lange, Virgil Lange all of St. Henry, Marjorie & Vincent Schoenherr of Ft. Recovery, JoAnn Davis of Celina, Ruth & Paul Backs of Ft. Recovery, Esther Lange of St. Henry, Virginia & Earl Goewert of St. Henry, Luella & Glen Klosterman of Galena, Betty & Herb Hamberg of Coldwater, Shirley & Dennis Hartke of Sidney, Lucy Lange of St. Henry, Dave & Pam Lange of Coldwater, and Tom & Brenda Lange of St. Henry.
Leroy was preceded in death by siblings: Alvin & Joann Bensman, Virgil & Mildred Bensman, Valinus & Pat Bensman, Lester & Phyllis Bensman, and in-laws: Ivo Walterbusch, Sharon Bensman, Alfred (Fritz) Lange, Henry (Dutch) Lange, Katie Lange, Regina Lange, Ed Davis, and Betty Lange.
He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, St. Henry. He was also a member of the Ft. Recovery Legion Post 345, and served on their Honor Guard, and a member of the Coldwater Eagles. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean Conflict.
Leroy retired from the former New Idea plant in Coldwater after 48 years and was a Watkins Products Salesman for 56 years. He enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds, playing cards, and Bingo.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. Henry Catholic Church, St. Henry. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Henry Cemetery.
Friends may call on Friday, December 6, from 3:00 to 8:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 to 10:00 am at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.