DONALD (DOC) HENSHAW

DONALD (DOC) HENSHAW

Donald (Doc) Henshaw, 95, died peacefully June 11, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

Visita­tion will be Tuesday June 19 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Gunderson Funeral Home with a Rosary to follow. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday June 20 at St. Olaf in Fort Dodge.

Donald was born October 25, 1922 in Denver, CO to Dorris (Rouse) and Herbert Henshaw, growing up in Herington, KS. He attended Kansas State University earning a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army in Germany. He then started his veterinary career in Minnesota and owned a large-animal practice in Columbus, WI for 12 years. Donald taught in the Veterinary School at Michigan State University, earning a Masters Degree in Animal Health. He worked for the USDA in Lincoln, NE before moving to Fort Dodge and continuing his career at Hormel and Iowa Beef.

Donald married Mary Kemnitz on May 12, 1956. They enjoyed antiquing, crossword puzzles, visiting family and wintering in Florida; she passed away in 2008. In 2010, he married Marilyn Harder and they became inseparable. He was a Lion’s Club and PICA member.

Donald is survived by his wife Marilyn Harder; children Donn (Abby) Henshaw, Jody (Bernie) Halverson, Paula (Paul) Moyer, Drew (Erin) Henshaw and seven grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by three step-children, Steve (Denae) Harder, Kathy (Lee) Khommanyvong, Ann (Robb) Reid, eight step-grandchildren, sister-in-law Betty Clark and cousin Peggy (Charles) Snow.

He lived life to the fullest as a humble servant and set a wonderful example for his family. He will be forever remembered for his faith, patience, kindness, love of family and endless questions!

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beacon of Hope or PICA.

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