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Bellville Times
Otto Charles Henske, Jr., age 71 of Madisonville, lost his battle with
cancer on November 18, 2007.  He was born on November 13, 1936 to Otto and
Frieda Henske.  He was the youngest of four children and was preceded in
death by his brother, Wilbur ³Buddy² Henske and sister, Laverne ³Sister²
Spitzer.  He is survived by his oldest brother, Melvin ³Sonny² Henske.
Otto was raised and attended schools in the Brenham area.  He served as a
Sergeant in the US Army in occupied Germany.  In 1958, he went to work for
Cameron Iron Works in Houston where he was a supervisor until retiring after
25 years. 
In 1959 he married Wanda Mae Pheffer.  They have two children, son, Bradley
Charles Henske and Kellye Diane Henske Leverett and two grandchildren,
Bonnie Gayle Henske and Anne Elizabeth Henske.
Upon retiring from Cameron Iron Works, he established his own business,
Henske¹s Refrigeration & Air Conditioning in Bellville.  After 19 years he
retired and moved with his wife to Kingsland where they lived on the Llano
River near Lake L.B.J.  He enjoyed hobbies of fishing, hunting and traveling
in their R.V.  Most of all, he cherished his time with his granddaughters,
Bonnie & Annie and loved being their ³Papa.²
Otto and Wanda moved to Madisonville in 2006, wanting to live in a small
town nearer to their families.  They found a new church family upon joining
the First United Methodist Church in Madisonville.
Visitation was from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Madisonville Funeral
Home. Funeral services was held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the First
United Methodist Church in Madisonville. Graveside services followed at 3
p.m.. in the Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham.  There will be no funeral
Otto¹s wife, Wanda and their children and grandchildren wish to thank family
and friends for their kindness and support during the loss of their loved
one.  Otto will be missed by all.
If you wish to make a donation in  lieu of flowers, please do so to Hospice
Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803, 979-821-2266.
Madisonville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Posted by Joy Neely


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