Nathan (Nate) Henschen was born November 21, 1979 in Wheatridge, Colorado. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 28, 2019. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

   Nate attended Immanuel Lutheran Elementary School, then attended Manitou Springs Junior High and High School. Following high school he worked as a surveyor for several years and then spent a few years as a landscaper. In 2008 he met Patti Ortiz who became the love of his life and they were married on July 31, 2010.

   Nate was a fierce competitor at any game. He annihilated his opponent (Patti) at Scrabble more often than not. Patti, Tom & Donna would return the favor when they played Rummy, which Nate always said required no skill.

   Nathan’s passion was golf, so much so that he worked as a groundskeeper at a Country Club in Monument…just so he could get free golf. He was a self-taught golfer and taught Patti everything she knows about playing golf. His dream in life was to join the PGA Senior Tour at age 50. When he wasn’t busy focusing on golf, he enjoyed fishing and watching the Minnesota Vikings.

   Nate was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lester & Elsie Henschen and Holger & Josephine Nielsen. He is survived by his loving wife, Patti; his dogs, Bebe & Hank; his parents, Tom & Donna Henschen; aunts; uncles; cousins and many friends.

   A memorial will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 E Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  The viewing will be at 10:00 AM and the service at 11:00 AM followed by a luncheon in the church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, remember Nate by making a gift in his memory to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1615 S Murray Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80916; Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 or Immanuel Lutheran Church.

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  1. Nate was SUPER PADRE- as he referred to South Padre Island when he and Patti came to visit. He enjoyed a good day of fishing and was all smiles. He was a good and loving person and we will miss him.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you—Patti, Donna, & Tom.

  2. Patti, I do not know what to say.
    I am sorry to hear that, but I still can not believe on this.

  3. Patti –

    It’s Trish from Sundt. I am so very sorry to hear about Nate.

    I still have the same cell number if you want to talk. Again, I am sorry. Nate was a great guy and I was so happy for you when you found each other.


  5. Donna and Tom,
    J and I have you both in our hearts. We know Nathan was so cherished.
    Susie and J Giebel

  6. Patti, my deepest condolences. Prayers for you and your family. May he RIP.

  7. Lo siento mucho Patty que Dios esté contigo en estos momentos

  8. I’m so very sorry Patti. I pray for your peace and comfort. I’m here if you need anything

  9. Sending my deepest condolences to Patti and her family. Sending prayers and wishes your way. We are there in spirit with you.🙏🏻

  10. We are so sorry to learn of Nate’s passing. While Nate was in our family, he was always very kind and generous. Nate had a smile that could and did light up a room. Our deepest condolences to the family that loved him so very much.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Jeff, Netti, Justyn & Cody Wild

  11. Please feel the relief Nate has found. My Love Linda Alioto

  12. Patti, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You have always been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. May our God’s love for you continue to grow within you during this difficult time in your life. I hope you can find peace daily with His grace. Hug and lots of love to you my friend.

  13. Sending you love and light Patti. You’ve been in my prayers.

  14. No more struggles, no more worries Nate. Tom, Donna and Patti our hearts are so filled with sadness and pain. You are in our prayers.

  15. Tom & Donna our sincere sympathies. We had no idea what you were going through.

  16. So sorry Tom and Donna to hear of this tragedy in your family. We remember the day you brought him home and to our home. Our deepest sympathies are with you. Walt and Sallie

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