The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

April 6, 2013

James "Jim" A. Hendrick

The Clinton Herald

---- — James “Jim” A. Hendrick

August 7, 1923-April 4, 2013

SAVANNA, Ill. — James “Jim” A. Hendrick, age 89, of Savanna, Illinois, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Parkview Home of Freeport, Illinois.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Burial will follow at Spring Lake Cemetery, Savanna. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Law-Jones Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Jim and Ethel’s memory for a bench to be placed in Marquette Park, Savanna in their honor.

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Jim was born August 7, 1923 in Wyoming, Illinois. He attended Wyoming High School. On January 13, 1942, Jim married Ethel Dierksen in Kahoka, Missouri. Et passed away September 8, 2011. They farmed a short time near Wyoming. Jim continued to farm near Savanna, while working for the Ford Motor Garage, Savanna Fabricators, and the Eaton Corporation until his retirement in 1984. They raised three sons. For the past twenty-seven years, Jim and Et wintered at Weslaco, Texas.

Jim was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mt. Carroll, Illinois and the Savanna Moose. He loved driving his Oliver Tractor in Parades, dancing, camping, bowling, pool, cooking on the grill and tinkering with music. Most of all Jim truly cherished writing poems for special times in people’s lives.

Jim will be dearly missed by his two sons, Wayne “Rusty” Hendrick of Carson City, Nevada, Rodney (Nancy) Hendrick of Rockford; nine grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Jim is preceded in death by his wife Et; a son, Albert; one sister, Hazel Helle; two brothers, Elmer, Robert.

Death date: April 4, 2013