Ronald Herman Wensel, 81, of Wolfe City, passed away Wednesday, August 1st, 2018, at Briarcliff Nursing Center of Greenville. Ron was born on February 2, 1937, in Galveston, Texas, to Rev. Robert Henry Wensel and Nora Lydia Timmerman Wensel. He married Julia Ann Henington on August 29, 1959, in Wolfe City, Texas. Ron retired as President of Henington Industries in Wolfe City. A long-time Mayor of Wolfe City, Ron was Chairman of the Hunt Regional Healthcare Board, Immediate Past Chair of Texas Healthcare Trustees, a member of the Texas Hospital Association, and was active with the American Cancer Society, Treasurer of the Wolfe City Kiwanis Club, Past Chairman of the Boys & Girls Club of Greenville, and dedicated supporter of Remember for Me Alzheimer’s Support Group; Greenville Entertainment Series; Dallas Symphony Series/Greenville; Greenville Follies; Greenville Animal Shelter, Boy Scouts, and Hunt County Special Olympics.
Ron is survived by his wife of Wolfe City, sons: Marc Wensel and wife Linda of Wolfe City; Tom Wensel and wife Nancy of Greenville; and Kirk Wensel and wife Lisa of Coppell; daughter, Sandra Murphey and husband Jeff of Wolfe City; grandchildren: Lauren Neyra, Charles Wensel, John Wensel, Anthony Holder, Danna Wallen, Evan Wensel, Mikayla Wensel, Pryce Wensel, Rachel Black, Ashton Black, Cody Murphey, Meaghan Krafka, Colton Murphey, and Mariah Murphey; and 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Nolan Wensel and wife Betty of Plano; close nephew, Jeff Wensel of Lakeside, and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harlan Wensel; and sister, Myrl Wade. Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, August 4th in the Wolfe City High School Gym conducted by Dr. John Grigsby, Phil Clay, and Rev. John Kay. Visitation will be from 1:00 until service time. Burial will follow in the family plot in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City. Grandsons and nephew will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are: Jack Haby, Tom Page, Ray George, Ed Carroll, Bobby J. Rains, Rich Carter, Terry Thomas, Dick Byler, Doug Edwards, and Kendal Woodham.
The family requests that no flowers be purchased. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the American Cancer Society designated for Cancer Research in memory of Ron Wensel. Please send donations to:
American Cancer Society
Attn: Brenda Ratcliff
8900 Carpenter Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75247.