Hal August Hengstenberg
Date: Monday, November 22, 2021
Time: 4 to 8 p.m.
Gottenstroeter Funeral Home Chapel of Owensville, Missouri
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Gottenstroeter Funeral Home Chapel, Owensville, Missouri
Owensville City Cemetery
Memorials may be given to The Shriners Hospital.
Hal A. Hengstenberg, known as “Halbert”, “Howie”, and “Herb”, of Owensville, died Thurs., Nov. 18, 2021 at Columbia University Hospital at the age of 64. He passed away from heart disease.
Hal was born June 1, 1957 to Harold “Otto” and Willadeen (Collier) Hengstenberg in Washington.
He graduated in 1975 from Owensville High School and then found his career as a truck driver. He was a volunteer firefighter, a member of the Owensville Masonic Lodge #624, The Shriners, and the Owensville Moose Lodge since 1975. In his younger years, his hobbies included racing his cars and spending time with his friends. He loved his friends. In later years, Hal spent most of his time raising his five kids, hunting, fishing, and cutting lots of grass. For the last decade, Hal found his oasis at the river with more friends that turned into family at Gasconade Gardens. At this point, his life came back full circle to his childhood days that were spent at the river.
Hal was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Willadeen Hengstenberg; his sister in infancy, Kathleen Hengstenberg; and his son, Aaron Michael Hengstenberg.
He is survived by his significant other, Missy A. Vandegriffe; his children, Andrew Hengstenberg and wife Lauren, Adam Hengstenberg and wife Megan, Emily Stroup and husband Eric, Molly Cody and husband Alex, and Lillian Wolken and husband Andrew; his step-son, Jeremy Vandegriffe and wife Tiffany; and fifteen grandchildren, Halle, Everette, and Andie Jo Hengstenberg, Sawyer, Leena, Lucy, and Sloane Hengstenberg, Bryce and Kinsley Stroup, Nadia and Nelle Cody, Harper and Rebecca Wolken, and Gage and Aspen Vandegriffe. Hal had a witty sense of humor and a willingness to help anyone who was in need. He will be missed dearly by those who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be Monday, Nov. 22nd from 4 to 8 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home Chapel in Owensville.
Funeral services will be Tues., Nov. 23rd at 11 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Sullivan officiating. Burial will be at Owensville City Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Shriners Hospital.