GWINN, Mich. - George Ardell Hendrickson, 82, of Gwinn, passed away Friday morning, January 18, 2013, at his home, surrounded by family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice.
George was born on May 30, 1930 in Allouez Township, Michigan to the late Arthur and Lempi Marie (Lepisto) Hendrickson. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army.
On February 13, 1952 he 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, Inez, 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, WI and Curtis (Jennifer) Hendrickson of Law-rence-ville, GA; two brothers Raymond (Catherine) Hendrickson of Gladstone and Kenneth Hendrickson of Fowlerville, MI; six granddaughters, Aina Mae, Arianna, Kathryn, Christa, Sofie, and Ciera Hendrickson.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was his son, Jay Ardell Hendrickson on June 6, 2003.
A memorial Service will be held on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Gwinn with the Rev. Rell Spickerman 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 Funeral home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at www.canalefuneralhome.com.