James D. Hendricks, Sr.
CHANHASSEN, MN – Jim Hendricks, Ph.D., age 82, died on Saturday, December 9, in Chanhassen, Minnesota following health related complications.
In 1968, he earned a doctoral degree in History and Philosophy of Education from the School of Education at Indiana University, Bloomington. In a distinguished career that spanned more than 45 years, Jim Hendricks spent 33 of those years at Northern Michigan University (NMU). During his tenure in the education department at NMU, he served as a professor, department chair, and associate dean.
In addition to his passion for education, Jim Hendricks and his wife, Sandra (deceased 1998) were also dedicated philanthropists. They dedicated time and resources to the Marquette Rotary, the Peter White Library, the Community Concert Association, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and the Special Olympics, among others.
Jim is survived by three children and their families. Heidi Wartelle of WA; Jim, Eren Josie, Megan and Kate Hendricks of NC; and Jonathan, Katrina, Morgan and Natalie of MN; as well as numerous relatives in Indiana.
Services are tentatively planned for the spring of 2018. An additional announcement will be made once the date is confirmed.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the James and Sandra Hendricks Scholarship Fund at Northern Michigan University Foundation (https://foundation .nmu.edu).