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Gladys Caroline Hendrickson

Gladys Caroline (Lindquist) Hendrickson, age 91, of Litchfield, formerly of Dassel, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at the Emmanuel Home in Litchfield.

She was born Feb. 19, 1915 in Ray, N.D., the daughter of Willie and Amelia (Peterson) Lindquist. Her family lived in Ray for a few years, before moving back to a farm near Dassel. Gladys attended a country school near her home for her education. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, and was currently attending the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel.

Gladys was united in marriage to Bernard Hendrickson Oct. 30, 1945. Together, they made their home on a farm northwest of Dassel.

Gladys worked as an interior decorator, fixed hardwood floors, and painted many home interiors. She had also worked at the local hatcheries and the canning factories. Over the years, she raised, collected, and sold countless number of night-crawlers.

Gladys loved to spend time with nature, and enjoyed feeding and watching the birds, deer, and numerous other animals. She spent many hours fishing and hunting for grouse.

A self-sufficient person, if Gladys wanted something, she either made it herself or did without. She enjoyed woodworking, once making her own sewing table, and the bandage roller that the Covenant church still uses. She was also a very caring person, rolling thousands of bandages over the years.

Gladys is survived by cousins, nieces, and several neighbors and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard; her parents; and one brother, Clarence.

The funeral service took place Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel, with the Rev. Keith Carlson officiating. Congregational hymns were “Children of the Heavenly Father” and “Day by Day.” Music was provided by organist Harvey Peterson, and a duet was performed by Nancy and David Eidsvaag. Interment was at the Dassel Cemetery.

Visitation was for one hour prior to the service at the church Tuesday.

Casket bearers were Darryl Palmer, Wallace Nikolai, George Meline, Marilyn Meline, Nancy Eidsvaag, and David Eidsvaag.

Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.

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