May 23, 1920 - August 17, 2021
Charles Neil Hemsoth, 101, of Malinta, passed away on August 17, 2021 at his home in Malinta, Ohio. He was born in Malinta on May 23, 1920 to Paul and Naomi (Bensing) Hemsoth. He married Genevieve (Shuler) Hemsoth on May 25, 1946 in a garden wedding ceremony in Malinta. His true love, Genevieve, preceded him in death. Charles was the great grandson of Malinta’s founder, John (Barbara) Bensing. He lived his whole life in 3 homes adjacent to each other in Malinta, except when in college and during WWII. He served in WWII from 1942-1945. He graduated from BGSU after his service in the U.S. Army Air Corp., 86th Fighter-Bomber Group. He was a teacher and Elementary School Principal at Holgate from 1949-1977. When his family was young, Charles was a Boy Scout Leader. He enjoyed visiting with friends and family and helping people. He took many car trips with Genevieve, as they visited their 4 children in Florida, Oregon and Ohio. Charles was an avid outdoorsman and conservationist all his life. He raised many animals on his “Back 40” and enjoyed fishing, canoeing, camping, bird-watching, organic gardening, planting trees, and hunting. He enjoyed playing cribbage and solitaire. Charles, a life-long member of the United Methodist Church of Grelton and Malinta, taught the Adult Sunday School Class for many years. While in their eighties, he and Genevieve delivered Meals On Wheels for 9 years. He was a member of the Henry Co. Retired Teachers Assn. He loved his family. Survivors are 3 sons; Greg (Diane) Hemsoth, Saint Augustine, FL, Scott (Gail) Hemsoth, Cottage Grove, OR and Jan Paul Hemsoth, Malinta, OH. His daughter, the youngest of his children, Jenee (Dan) Tilson, Sherwood, OR, also survives. Charles was the oldest of 2 children. His sister, Nancy (Hemsoth) Miller, preceded him in death. A sister-in-law, Florence (Bill) Lewis survives. He is survived by 6 grandchildren; Jessica & Jenifer, Eliz-abeth & Aimee, Martin & Kate and 3 great grandchildren; Olivia, Ashwin and Owen. A Christian Funeral Service will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home in Napoleon, Ohio. Interment will follow at the Grel-ton Cemetery in Grelton, Ohio. A reception will be held for family and friends at the Monroe Township Fire Department in Malinta after burial. Visitation for friends and family will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 11:30 AM until 1PM at the Rodenberger Funeral Home in Napoleon, Ohio. The family would like to thank all of Charles’ home caregivers, especially Nita Krueger, and the Monroe Township Fire Department for the wonderful and kind care given to Charles during the past few years. Memorial donations may be given to the Malinta United Methodist Church or the Monroe Township Fire Department. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Charles Neil Hemsoth, 101, of Malinta, passed away on August 17, 2021 at his home in Malinta, Ohio. He was born in Malinta on May 23, 1920 to Paul and Naomi (Bensing) Hemsoth. He married Genevieve (Shuler) Hemsoth on May 25, 1946 in a garden... View Obituary & Service Information
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