Frederick Ralph "Red" Henshaw

                                                           ┌── Delno Chancey Henshaw
                                                           │    1866-1937 
                                 ┌── John Hoover Henshaw ──┤
                                 │    1902-1994            │
                                 │                         └── Mary Elizabeth Hoover
                                 │                              1869-1969 
Frederick Ralph "Red" Henshaw ───┤
B: 1933                          │
D: 2012                          │
                                 └── Rena Bestervelt
└──── Cheryl Henshaw,             1
└──── Daniel Henshaw,             1
└──── Curtis Henshaw,             1
Frederick Ralph "Red" Henshaw     [ID 19724] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Apr 23 1933, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.2,3  

Frederick Ralph "Red" Henshaw died Jan 6 2012, Battle Creek, Michigan; age 78.2,4,5  

Red's death was noted in the "Kalamazoo Gazette" (Kalamazoo, Michigan) and in the "Battle Creek Enquirer" (Battle Creek, Michigan) on January 8, 2012:4,5

HENSHAW, Frederick R. "Red"
Of Springfield

Frederick Ralph "Red" Henshaw, age 78, of Springfield and formerly of Portage, died January 6, 2012.  Arrangements are pending at Shaw Funeral Home, Battle Creek.

Red's obituary was published by the Shaw Funeral Home, as follows:2

Frederick Ralph "Red" Henshaw, 78, of Springfield, died January 6, 2012 at Bronson, Battle Creek.  

He was born April 23, 1933, the son of John and Rena (Bestervelt) Henshaw in Kalamazoo.  

Red served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy.  He returned to the Kalmazoo area and worked at Upjohn Company as a chemical operator.  

He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl (James) Walhout of Kalamazoo; sons, Daniel (Kim) Henshaw of Portage; Curtis (Kelly) Henshaw of Wayland; five grandchildren; sisters, Linda O'Brien of Galesburg and Margaret (Walter) Heath of Kalamazoo; close friend and caretaker, Steven Angus of Springfield.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  

Red enjoyed singing, listening to music cooking, baking and reading history.  He also loved to paint, both watercolors and acrylics.  In addition, Red enjoyed old cars and worked part time at Gilmore Car Museum.  

Services will take place 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Shaw Funeral Home, Rev. Robert Zuhl, officiating.  Memorial donations may go to Humane Society of South Central Michigan.  

The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home.

(photo)Photo: Frederick Ralph "Red" Henshaw 2


  1. Obituary of Frederick Ralph "Red" Henshaw.
  2. Obituary of Frederick Ralph "Red" Henshaw; Shaw Funeral Home:
  3. 1940 census, Cooper Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan; roll T627-1770, ED 39-13, page 10B, line #53, household #203.
  4. Death of Frederick R. "Red" Henshaw; "Kalamazoo Gazette", Jan 8 2012:
  5. Death of Frederick R. "Red" Henshaw; "Battle Creek Enquirer", Jan 8 2012:

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