Dean Hendricks, age 77, of Mora died May 24, 2013 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, May 29th at South Isanti Baptist Church. A visitation will be held from 5 -8 PM on Tuesday, May 28th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel and also 1 hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be in Isanti Union Cemetery.
Dean Delano Hendricks was born on June 10, 1935 to Olaf and Ida (Byers) Hendricks in Isanti, Minnesota. He grew up in the Cambridge-Isanti area and attended school in Isanti.
On August 29, 1953 Dean married Joanne Okerstrom. They were married at the South Isanti Baptist Church. They made their home in Isanti. It was there that they raised their four children.
Dean worked at the Isanti Creamery for a short time and then began working at Consolidated Freightways Trucking Company. After working for several years at Consolidated Freightways, he started in 1968 for the Cambridge-Isanti School District #911 as the Transportation Director. Dean retired in June of 1996.
The winter months were spent in Arizona. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Dean died on Friday, May 24, 2013 peacefully at home in Mora at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 14 days. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Lois Bjorklund, Ila Cochran, Leona Forsberg, and his brothers, Everett and Laurel.
Dean is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joanne. This August 29th would have been 60 years. He was also survived by his children, Barb (Mike) White, Bryan (Terri) Hendricks, Daryl Hendricks, Deb Andrews (Paul Pruin); eight grandchildren, Keri, Brian, Nate, Heidi, Kellie, Mindy, Jennie and Jocelyn; Also eight great-grandchildren, Ashley, Brandon, Emaley, Halley, Kody, Bella, Mya and Caden, and by one brother, Quentin.