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Information for Roy James Hensen

27 May, 1907 - 3 February, 1991

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

February, 1991
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Roy Hensen

    Graveside services for Mr. Roy James Hensen, 83, of Nampa, who died Saturday, Feb. 3, 1991, at a Caldwell care center, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  The Rev. David Schmidt, pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church, will officiate.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Mr. Hensen was born May 27, 1907, in Anchor, Ill., to William and Dora Nische Hensen, fifth of 12 children. He moved to Idaho with his family in 1911 at the age of 4 and they farmed in American Falls.  They moved to Nampa in 1934.  He married Martha Kroh in 1936.  They moved to the Lone Star Community and farmed until his retirement.  They also owned and operated the Honker Cafe in Nampa from 1966 to 1970.
    He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Nampa.
    Roy was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed camping and fishing with his wife, family and friends.
    He is survived by his wife, Martha, of Nampa; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Vonnie Hensen of Carson City, Nev., and Lyle and Esther Hensen of San Bernadino, Calif.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Butch Ryals of Caldwell and Beth and Tom Gillman of Boise; one brother, Carl Hensen of Glenns Ferry; four sisters, Kelly Maslen and Dorothy Shores both of Nampa, Cena Bierman of Madras, Ore., and Anna Tviedt of Caldwell; 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, three sisters and a grandson.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m., on Monday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon. Memorials may be made to a favorite charily or flowers may be sent.

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