Russell Edward Hensler “Thee Animal”, a resident of Brady and the Grays Harbor area for many years died on July 27, 2012, at his home in Olympia, Washington, he was 61. He was born on April 20, 1951, in Elma, Washington, to Edward and Grace (Augee) Hensler. He graduated from Montesano High School, Class of 1971. He was in Alaska for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his family.
Russell is survived by his children, Austin Hensler of Elma, Wash. and Kyle Hensler of Olympia, Wash.; his sister, Janette (Ken) Widener of McCleary, Wash.; brothers, Jamie Hensler of Portland, Ore. and Jerry Hensler of Merlin, Ore.
Russell is preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; his brothers, Joey, Kenneth, Rick and Jay; and sister, Judy.
A memorial potluck will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Friends Landing, in Montesano.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for help with the funeral.