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John W. Hendrickson

Died: Tue., Jul. 26, 2011

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1927-2011 FLORENCE a" John William Hendrickson, 83, of Florence, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at St. Patrick Hospital of natural causes.

He was born Oct. 21, 1927, in Butte to John and Saima Hendrickson. John was raised on the family ranch in Florence and graduated from Florence Carlton High School. John served in the Armed Forces and was a member of the American Legion.

John worked for Meadow Gold Dairy in Missoula for 40 years. It was there that he met his wife Margaret. Shortly after marrying they settled near the family ranch in Florence and raised their two children, Ken and Lynne. John's greatest loves were his family, (both, immediate and extended), as well as camping, fishing and sports. He especially enjoyed football and rooting for the Griz! He shared his love for fishing and camping with his wife, children, grandchildren and many of his nieces and nephews whom he taught to fish. He was also an enthusiastic supporter of his grandson's "his boys" at their soccer games and whatever activities they were involved in.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Saima and three brothers, Butch, Jerry and Larry Hendrickson.

He is survived by his wife Margaret Hendrickson; son Ken (Jean) Hendrickson;  daughter Lynne (Russ) Giese and grandchildren Nick, Jacob and Sam Giese. Also surviving are sisters, Helen (Bruce) Bolitho, Dorothy Heinrich, Shirley McDonald, Lorene Templeton, Vi Jean Marostica and Judy Hendrickson as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

John was a man of honor, steadfast in his beliefs and soft spoken. He had a quiet manner embraced by a spirit of strength and stability. To his family he was a mentor and a counselor when called upon. His kindness and thoughtfulness to others are tributes to who he was, a good and decent man. He brought much joy into his family's life and his family brought much joy into his life.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather, a kind man and good friend to his brother and sister in-laws, nieces and nephews, a devoted son to his parents and a wonderful "big brother" to his sisters and brothers.

We will love you forever, John ... Dad ... Grandpa.


A private family gathering to celebrate John's life will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Camp Mak-A-Dream, P.O.Box 1450 Missoula, MT. 59806; The American Legion Post 094, P.O.Box 795 Stevensville, MT 59870.

Read more: http://missoulian.com/news/local/obituaries/article_add23cee-c10b-11e0-8335-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1UMeGnBqb

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Zoie Everson Argo
   Posted Mon August 08, 2011
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I hope that you can find peace knowing that you will see him again. My thoughts are with you and Russ and the rest of your family. You will be in my prayers.

Zoie Everson Argo
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