Harold Henderson, 89

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The funeral service for Harold Edward Henderson will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 31, at First Lutheran Church, Albert Lea. The Rev. Dan Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bonnerup Funeral Service and one hour before the service at the church.

Harold died on Monday, March 27, 2006, at Thorne Crest Retirement Center, Health Care Wing, Albert Lea. He was 89 years old.

Harold was born in Cresco, Iowa, on Aug. 7, 1916, the son of Engel John and Hilda Edvarda (Klaven) Henderson. He was raised on the family farm near Cresco. He was a graduate of Cresco High School and attended Hamilton Business College in Mason City, Iowa for two years.

On June 18, 1941, Harold was united in marriage with Rosetta L. Benson in Cresco, Iowa. They moved to Hollandale in 1941 where they made their home. They were members of First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea where Harold had served on the church council.

Harold was the manager of Hollandale Marketing Association, retiring in 1981. Harold was active in the community and very civic minded. He was instrumental in getting the Hollandale volunteer fire department started, and city water mains installed. He had served on the Naeve Hospital Board in the early 1970s. He was a member of the Elks for 50 years and a member of the Golden K for many years. He loved music, dancing, fishing, golfing, bowling, playing bridge, weather watching and politics.

Harold is survived by three children: Janice (Roger) Schwartz of Rochester, Hubert &8220;Bert&8221; (Phyllis)

Henderson of Denver, Colo., Faye (David) Hovde of Coon Rapids, Minn.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren: Rebecca (Rik) Smith and their children, Alexander and Meredith of Minneapolis, Renee Schwartz of Durham, N.C., Lori (Andrew) McMillen and their daughter, Lindsey Rose of Minneapolis, Kelly (Chad) Berge of Maple Grove, Tracy Henderson of San Francisco, Calif., Bryan Hovde of New Brighton, Minn., Alison (Benjamin) Jensen of Grand Forks, N.D.; two sisters: Lillian Bloxham and Evelyn Costley of Albert Lea; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Rosetta in 1999.