Paul D. ten Bensel, age 92, of Cambridge, passed away at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. He was born on the family farm south of Cambridge, on October 18, 1928, to Henry J. and Millie (Thompson) ten Bensel. He attended and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1946. Paul was drafted into the United States Army and served with the 8th Corps of Engineers in the Korean Conflict for four years. He was Honorably Discharged. Paul was united in marriage to Joeann Forrester in North Platte, NE on August 10, 1952. She preceded him in death on June 2, 2011.
Paul’s life was dedicated to farming. He raised cattle, broke and trained horses for many family members and friends. He enjoyed fishing and a good fish dinner. He would take the kids and fish at Harry Strunk Lake and in the creek in Cambridge. Paul was a life member of the Wilsonville Baptist-Christian Church. He was a Ham radio operator, played the trombone and the harmonica as his hobbies. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s events when possible. He was always willing to help around at the stock pens at the Furnas County Fair. Paul traveled to see family and vacationed in Oregon, Missouri, and Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Henry and Millie; wife, Joeann; four brothers: Richard, Earnest, Roy and Carl; three sisters: Golda ten Bensel, Ethel Yeager and Ruth Riley.
Paul is survived by his three daughters: Jane (Jimmy D.) Ransdell of North Platte, NE, Lori (Mike) Unger of North Platte, NE, Julie (Rick)Schram of Newcastle, NE; two sons: Steve (Michelle) ten Bensel of Minden, NE, Eric (Leah) ten Bensel of Cambridge; 13 grandchildren: Justin Ransdell, Jamie Ransdell, Tony(Hannah) ten Bensel and McKenna(Brian) Ballou, Jessica(Matt) Ennis, Blake(Lindsey) Schram, Nicole(Sam) Torres, Melissa, Patrick(Sophie) and Matthew Schram, Nathan Unger, Caleb tenBensel, Megan ten Bensel; seven great grandchildren: Jaxon Schram, Elliott Ennis, Isaac Ennis, Sammy Torres, Jeremiah Torres, Taylor Ballou, Boone Ballou; two sisters: June Palmer of Wilsonville; Joyce (Kenneth) Ross of Ft. Worth, TX.
Funeral services will be held at the Wilsonville Baptist Christian Church in Wilsonville, NE on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at 11:00 AM with Keith Theobald officiating. A 2:00 PM graveside service will be in the Fairview Cemetery of Cambridge. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 23, 2021, at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge from 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM. Family will be present from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM to greet friends. Friends may leave on-line condolences at lockenourfh.com. Memorials may be left in Paul’s name to the Wilsonville Baptist Christian Church. Lockenour-Jones Mortuary entrusted with arrangements.
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