HUDSON — Alvin Albert Brensing, 97, died Dec. 3 at Thorn Care Center Wesley Towers, Hutchinson. He was born Nov. 14, 1916 on a farm northwest of Hudson in Stafford County. He was the son of Edward and Dena (Mindrup) Brensing, the youngest of their children. He started school at Clarksburg Country School going on to attend and graduate from Hudson High School in 1934. After high school graduation he attended Salt City Business College, graduating with honors in 1936. He began working for the Stafford County Flour Mill Company on May 20, 1937 and continued working for this company for 73 years, reaching the position of president in 1986, which he held until retirement.
He married Zelda Krankenberg of Macksville on Sept. 15, 1940 at Trinity Church, Hudson. They celebrated 54 years of married life together. Zelda died Dec. 27, 1993.
Mr. Brensing was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of Trinity Community Church, Farm Bureau, Hudson City Council, Trinity Cemetery Board, 50-year member of Masons and a Boy Scout Leader. Other interests include family farming and community service projects.
Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Brensing Woolf (Charles), Macksville, and Jo Ann Brensing Beugelsdijk (Henry), Hutchinson. Grandchildren include: Shane (Erin) Woolf, Macksville; Dallas (Kim) Woolf, Stafford; Sara Lies, Wichita; Ben Beugelsdijk, Dallas, Texas; Sam Beugelsdijk (Jaimee), Manhattan; Mary Beugelsdijk, Chicago, Ill.; Andy Beugelsdijk, St. Louis, Mo; and Alex Beugelsdijk, Manhattan. There are eight great-grandchildren, a sister, Alma Spangenberg of Ellinwood, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leonard and Jakie; a sister, Vera Alpers and one nephew, Burnell Alpers.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Trinity Community Church, Hudson, with the Rev. George Redington presiding. Burial will follow in the Trinity Cemetery at Hudson. The family invites friends and family to join them at the Hudson Community Hall for dinner following the burial. Visitation will be from 1-7 p.m. Sunday at Minnis Chapel. Memorials may be given to Trinity Community Church, Hudson Senior Citizens or the Salvation Army, all in care of the funeral home.
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Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 6, 2013