Charles Werner Sensel, age 86 of Washington Township, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at his home. He was born August 27, 1932 in Newport, Kentucky to the late Elmer and Evelyn (Roettger) Sensel.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer Sensel and Ralph Sensel.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sheila (Borell) Sensel; children, Sheryl (Eric) Hall, Lisa (Paul) Sotirelis and Christopher (Kerry) Sensel; grandchildren, Rebecca Spivey, Matthew Eshelman, Nicholas Sotirelis, Alexander Sotirelis, Theodore Sotirelis, Zachary Sensel and Benjamin Deremiah; great grandchildren, Kiersten Taulbee and Kadin Taulbee; sisters, Violet McNutt and Sara Bill as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends in faith.
Charles was a 1950 graduate of Newport High School in Kentucky where he enjoyed playing football. Following high school, Charles honorably served in the United States Air Force as a Staff Sergeant during the Korean War. Upon his return, Charles completed his Bachelor’s degree as a History Major from Kentucky Wesleyan College before completing his Master’s of Divinity at Garrett Seminary on Northwestern Campus in Illinois. Charles was blessed to have served 40 years in the United Methodist Church, retiring in 1997. Charles was a member of the Korean War Veterans Association, NAACP, Trustee Emeritus of the Bonhoeffer Society and numerous other civic and volunteer organizations. Charles will always be remembered as a man of great faith.
A memorial service will be held in the near future at Christ United Methodist Church of Kettering. Memorial contributions may be made to the Preachers’ Aid Society, Great Rivers Conference of IL, United Methodist Church. Preachers’ Aid Society and Benefit United Methodist Church IL Great Rivers Conference at P.O. Box 1907, Springfield, IL 62794 or Crossroads Hospice at 8069 Washington Village Dr., Centerville, OH 45458.