Mildred Hendrickson, 97

Mildred M. Hendrickson, age 97, of Dassel, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at the Augustana Lakeside Health Care of Dassel.

Her funeral service will take place Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel with the Rev. Keith Carlson officiating. Interment will be at the Apostolic Lutheran Church Cemetery in Kingston.

There will be a time to gather with the family one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Mildred was born March 8, 1918, in Kingston Township, Meeker County, the daughter of Jacob and Emma (Hemmi) Myllykangas. She grew up in the Kingston area, where she was baptized and confirmed at the Apostolic Lutheran Church.

Mildred graduated from Litchfield High School in 1936.

She was united in marriage to Heimer Hendrickson Aug. 25, 1940, at her parents’ home. The couple made their home on the Hendrickson home farm for 56 years.

In 2004, Mildred and Heimer moved into Dassel, where Mildred has since made her home.

Mildred worked as a bank teller and bookkeeper for the Dassel State Bank for 23 years. She also worked out of her home, preparing more than 400 income tax returns annually, for 30 years.

Mildred enjoyed spending time outside taking care her vegetable garden and flowers, and she enjoyed canning vegetables.

She was active in the Evangelical Covenant Church Women’s group, serving for funerals and attending Bible studies.

Mildred enjoyed the time that she would spend with her family for holidays and special events.

She is survived by her children, Robert (Nancy) Hendrickson of South Haven, Dean (Belinda) Hendrickson of Kimball, and Rebecca Foreman of Eagan; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Verna Hendrickson and Betty (Hendrickson).

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Heimer; infant grandson Kevin Hendrickson; and siblings David Myllykangas, Roy Myllykangas, William Myllykangas, Ed Myllykangas, Earl Myllykangas, Elina Salmela, Elma Isaacson, Sylvia Myllykangas, and Marcella Myllykangas.

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