GWINN – George Hendrickson, 82, of Gwinn, passed away Friday morning, Jan. 18, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice.
George was born May 30, 1930, in Allouez Township to the late Arthur and Lempi Marie (Lepisto) Hendrickson.
He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army.
On Feb. 13, 1952, George married the former Inez E. Niemela at Bethlehem Finnish Lutheran Church in Detroit and enjoyed nearly 61 years of marriage together.
George retired in 1985 from the U.S. Civil Service, having been employed at the former K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in heating maintenance for many years. After retiring, he and his wife spent three winters in Florida and the following 26 winters in Texas.
He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Gwinn.
In his free time, George enjoyed golfing, baseball, reading and making things in his workshop at home.
Survivors include his wife, Inez of Gwinn; two sons, Terry (Donna) Hendrickson of Camp Douglas, Wis. and Curtis (Jennifer) Hendrickson of Lawrenceville, Ga.; two brothers, Raymond (Catherine) Hendrickson of Gladstone and Kenneth Hendrickson of Fowlerville, Mich.; six granddaughters, Aina Mae, Arianna, Kathryn, Christa, Sofie and Ciera Hendrickson.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was a son, Jay Ardell Hendrickson on June 6, 2003.
A memorial service will he held Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Grace Lutheran Church in Gwinn with the Rev. Rell Spikerman officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends immediately following the service at a luncheon to be served in the church fellowship hall.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are kindly asked to consider the American Cancer Society.
The Canale-Gwinn Funral Home is assisting the family, where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com.