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Gerald "Babe" E. Hensley

February 5, 1922 — November 14, 2011

Gerald E. “Babe” Hensley, 89, of Oshkosh, died Monday morning, November 14, 2011 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 18, 2011 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Oshkosh with Pastor Sarah Cordray officiating. Burial will follow in the Oshkosh City Cemetery.

There will be no visitation and the casket will be closed at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Oshkosh Senior Center.

Family and friends may sign the guest book and leave condolences online at

Holechek Funeral Home & Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the Hensley family.

Gerald “Babe” was born on February 5, 1922 in Oshkosh to Roy and Alice (Nigh) Hensley. He grew up and received his education in Oshkosh, graduating from Garden County High School in 1940. After school, he moved to California and worked before moving back in 1947.

Babe started a garage and body shop and operated it for four years before selling the business. He then bought a filling station in 1952. During this operation, he began selling bulk petroleum for Standard Oil from 1959 to 1970. Babe sold the business and began working for the Garden County Sheriff’s office as a dispatcher and retired in 1986.

He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Hawkins of Oshkosh; step-son, Tom Pringle of Casper, WY; step-grandson, Troy and wife Heather Parker of Salem, OR; and his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Roy and Alice; brother, Kenneth Hensley; his wife, Mavis Hensley and step-daughters, Edna Pringle and Reva Jacobs.
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