January 16, 2019

Paul H. Senske

Died May 2, 2018


Paul H. Senske, 79, of Sterling passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 2, with his wife by his side.

He was born May 20, 1938, in Standish to the late Benjamin and Nellie (Angers) Senske. Paul enlisted in the Army in 1956 and was in the 101st Airborne in Fort Benning, Ga. He completed 34 jumps and his squad did a jump on the ABC Wide World of Sports. After the military he came home and ran his father’s business, Massey Ferguson, B.J. Senske & Sons, which he and his brothers bought. Paul ran the business until 1974 when he had his tragic accident that left him paralyzed. He went to the VA Spinal Cord Hospital in Milwaukee for rehab. After one year he came home and went to work on his equipment, developing many properties, and with his wife ran Sterling Log Homes, Up North Structures and Equipment Rental. Paul built many beautiful log homes throughout Michigan. He worked right up to two weeks before becoming ill.

A special thanks to David Labeau, Mitch Wolfgang and Julian Senske Jr. for all their help and being there whenever he needed them. Also thanks to Hospice of Helping Hands for making Paul comfortable his last two days.

Paul is survived by his wife of 44 years, Judy; and his children, Gary and Carrianne. He is also survived by grandchildren, Justin, Kaleigh and Heidi; and great-grandson, Leif, who called him PaPa Paul. Also, he had a special bond with two extended families, Dean and Christine Bailiff, Madaline, Emily, Joshua, Todd and Robin Bukowski and Claire. Paul is also survived by siblings, Bernadette, Genevieve, Joann, Margaret, Bernard and Phyllis, Eugene and Dolores, Henry and Barbara; and many nieces and nephews. Paul was preceded in death by two sisters, Helene and Mary Lou; and one brother, Julian.

A funeral Mass celebrating Paul’s life will be held Saturday, May 26, 2018, at noon at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, Standish. His family will greet family and friends from 11 a.m. until time of Mass at the church. Paul will receive full military honors following the funeral Mass.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home Standish Chapel, Standish.


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