DeLyle Henschel

DeLyle Otto Spindt Henschel, 82, of Waupaca went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at North Haven Assisted Living in Stevens Point.

He was born March 4, 1938 in Kiel, son of the late Edwin and Eva (Brickbauer) Henschel.

DeLyle married his first wife, Grace Rintelmann, on July 1, 1961, and they were married 43 years until her passing on July 20, 2004. He then married the Rev. Ann Spindt on May 18, 2007 in Waupaca. She survives. DeLyle was grateful for his loving marriage to Grace and felt blessed to find love a second time with Ann.

DeLyle was a 1960 graduate of Lakeland College and received his Master’s Degree from VanderCook College of Music. He was a band teacher for Mishicot, Verona, and New Berlin schools in Wisconsin and supplemented his teaching salary by house painting in the summers. DeLyle was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Waupaca, the Wisconsin Bandmasters Association, and the DJ’s vocal quartet from Lakeland College, singing together until just a few years ago. He played in community bands and sang in church choirs every place he lived. He enjoyed playing the trombone, golfing, reading, bowling, camping, traveling, family ski trips, playing bridge, 500, sheepshead, and other card games. DeLyle also enjoyed coaching youth sports, including Little League and soccer. In 1993, DeLyle gave the gift of life by donating bone marrow to Rachel (Miller) Adams, who became part of the extended Henschel family.

In addition to his wife, Ann, he is survived by a daughter, Beth (Mike) Grzesiak of Menomonee Falls, and their children, Madison and Marisa; sons Peter (Dianne) Henschel of Minnetonka, Minnesota and their children, Zac (Kate), Ben, Ellie (Nick) Domich and Mali; Michael (Toni) Henschel of White Oak, Pennsylvania and their children, Daniel and Jonathan; Dan (Erika) Henschel of Telluride, Colorado and their children, Eva and Leif; brother Floyd (Gail) Henschel of Beaver Dam; brothers and sisters-in-law John (Patti) Spindt of Gilbert, Arizona; Eric (Jacky) Spindt of Waupaca; and Joyce (George) Schowalter of West Bend; plus many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by his first wife, Grace, and brother and sister-in-law, DuWayne (Lavonne) Henschel.

Because of the COVID-19 virus a memorial service will be held at a later date.

DeLyle requested that memorial gifts be directed to Lakeland University, VanderCook College of Music, and First United Methodist Church of Waupaca.

Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca assisted the family with arrangements.

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