Posted 28 August 2008.

Donald M. Hensler, EM3 USS Helena CL-50, E Division, 1942 - 1943

My dad, Donald M. Hensler, was a lifetime member of the Helena Organization. It is my sad duty to let you know that he has joined his wife, family, and fellow shipmates on August 16, 2008.

He had not been truly happy since mom left us in February of this year. Yet I was able to have 6 months with my dad before he left to be with her. This summer I think he did more fishing than he ever did and he caught the 3 largest trout of his life this summer.

Please let his fellow Electrician mates know of his passing. If any wish to pass on tales of dad, I would love to hear them. Call me on my cell phone. My number is 541-941-9119.
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Thank you for the wonderful memories he shared of past renunions.

May God be with you all,

Pamela (Hensler) Cook