Charles E. Hensler | Obituaries

Jersey Shore – Charles E. Hensler, 91, of Jersey Shore died peacefully on Friday March 26, 2021.

He was born on April 4, 1929 in Williamsport and was a son of the future Victor W. and Emma C. (Pepperman) Hensler.

Charles was with Ille Electrical for 31 years. When Ille closed, he moved to North Carolina and worked as a foreman for another seven years before retiring to Pennsylvania.

Charles was a member of the Jersey Shore VFW, Moose and American Legion and was a former fire chief of Larry’s Creek Fire Company.

Charles was a hardworking family man and had a personality like no other. He adored his family – especially the youngest generation – but entertained himself and others in his later years. When he felt like behaving, he liked to read and pull the tractor, but when things got boring he would turn the TV on to Jerry Springer and Maury to find out who the baby daddy was. A comedian with an air of stubbornness, he often made his daughters shake their heads when he referred to himself as a “chick magnet” who loved the challenge of chasing women.

There are eight surviving children whom he proudly raised as a single father; Debbie Anonie from Lock Haven, Jeffery Hensler (Kathy) from Jersey Shore, Craig W. Hensler (Mary) from Elysburg, Diane Fleeger (Ronald) from Lock Haven, Stan Hensler (Shelly) from Williamsport, Neil Hensler from Williamsport, Arlene Tressler ( Jeff) from Hollidaysburg and Nicole Welshans (Lyle) from Jersey Shore; 24 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; a brother of Earl Hensler von Linden; Daughter-in-law Lizz Paxson from NY and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

It was preceded by the death of a brother, Harold Hensler; Grandson, Collin Welshans; two great-grandchildren, Hanna and Madalyn Frantz and a son-in-law, James Anonie.

A funeral service in honor of the life of Charles will be held at Jersey Shore Cemetery on Wednesday, March 31st at 1pm.

Instead of flowers, charitable donations can be made to: Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, c / o Development, 3908 Corey Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109 or Mooseheart, 155 S International, Dr. Mooseheart, IL 60539.

For online condolences and a replay of Charles’s funeral service, visit his memorial page at

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