Nicholas L. Hensgens

CROWLEY - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, May 11, 2009 at 2 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church for Nicholas L. “Nick” Hensgens, 83, who died peacefully Saturday, May 9, 2009 in Crowley surrounded by his family.

Mr. Hensgens was a native of Crowley, longtime resident of Mowata and a resident of Crowley at the time of his death. Mr. Hensgens was a retired farmer. He was a veteran of the US Army having served his country during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post #15 and VFW Post #6720. He was a member of the St. Michael Mixed and Men’s Choirs and, The Germanfest Singers. He was known for his love of music and announced his presence with his cheerful whistling.

Fr. Gary Schexnayder, Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, will officiate for the services. The family requests visiting hours Sunday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. to service time. A rosary will be recited Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery in Mowata.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-two years, Doris Landry Hensgens of Crowley; one daughter, Sheila H. Hargrave and her husband Calvin of Longview, TX; three sons, Richard Hensgens of Lake Arthur, Dale Hensgens and his wife Tina of Mowata; Keith Hensgens and his wife Melanie of Gueydan; three sisters, Marie H. “Sis” Heinen of Eunice, Louise H. Foley of Houston, TX, Yvonne H. Istre of Oklahoma City, OK; fifteen grandchildren, Douglas Edwards Hensgens, Scott Hensgens, Luke Hensgens, Alyson Hensgens, Kyle Hensgens, Jake Hensgens, Cory Hargrave, Kelli H. Smolarz, Erik Hargrave, Nicholas Hensgens, Stephen Hensgens, Gabriel Hensgens, Matthew Hensgens, Liesl Hensgens, John Peter Hensgens; one great-grandchild, Zachary Hensgens.

Mr. Hensgens was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas William and Agnes Leonards Hensgens; step-mother, Lillian Miguez Hensgens; four sisters, Josephine LeBlanc, Regina Duplechien, Helen Boudreaux, Annie Hundley, Christina Chisholm; one brother, Charles Hensgens.

The family requests memorial contributions to St. Michael Elementary School and Notre Dame High School.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.geesey-ferguson.com

Jesus came and stopped by your bed. He took your hand and softly said, “You have suffered more than you can stand. Come with me to a better land.”

Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home, 301 N. Ave. F, Crowley, 337-783-3313.

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