Sensel Dale Bernard

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Bernard Dale Sensel died on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at the age of 83. He was born March 5, 1922 in Farnam, Nebraska, the son of Cyrus and Minnie (Pollard) Sensel.

He grew up in the Nebraska area and graduated from Culbertson, Nebraska High School in 1940.

He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp on July 29, 1943 and after training was sent to the European Theater where most of his missions were over Italy. He remarked that he spent his first Christmas away from home by landing at Casablanca on Christmas Day. He was a fighter pilot in the 27th Fighter Bomber Group and after nearly 100 missions he was sent home to recuperate and was separated from the service on August 6, 1945.

Bernie then continued his college education at University of Colorado and received a Bachelor of Science degree (Mechanical Engineering) in 1949. He used his degree in the mining industry (copper, gold etc.) and cement industry.

On September 15, 1947 he married Margaret Hall at her home in Boone, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Norris and sister Doris.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, one son, Steven and his wife Marsha of Blue Ridge, Texas and one daughter, Nancy; sister-in-law, Dona Sensel of Nebraska and brother-in-law, Max Hall of Iowa. Grandchildren are Jennifer and her husband Zain Williamson, Jessica and her husband Cory Johnson and Lyssa and her Matthew Pettersson, Torie and Mandi. He also leaves six great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and friends.

Bernie especially enjoyed woodworking and spent many hours in his workshop. After retirement he and Margaret spent some years RVing especially in the western United States and Canada.

Graveside services Fort Logan National Cemetery Friday, August 26, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. (Staging area C)

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