Florence Hendrickson, 97, Albert Lea

Published 10:02 am Thursday, August 18, 2011

The funeral service for Florence Hendrickson, of Albert Lea, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bonnerup Funeral Service Chapel, Albert Lea. The Rev. Alan Stoa will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday evening at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea and one hour before the service at the funeral home.


Florence died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at her home. She was 97 years old.

Florence was born Dec. 29, 1913, to John and Hulda (Anderson) Brindel in Wabasha. She attended Catholic School in Albert Lea and on Jan. 22, 1936, was united in marriage to Russell F. Hendrickson at the First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.

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Florence had been a Freeborn County resident all of her life and a longtime member of the First Lutheran Church. She had been employed for many years at the Hendrix Laundry and retired from Land O’Lakes in 1979. Florence would also take in laundry and ironing in her home.

Florence was an avid Minnesota Twins fan. She loved her flowers and garden, playing bingo, trips to the Casino and hanging out the laundry!

Florence is survived by her daughters: Janice Hardesty of Portland, Ore., Doris Ellegard of Albert Lea, Marlene Lindgren of North Branch and Gail Maruska of Albert Lea; sons: Kenneth Hendrickson and his wife, Marie, of Portland, Ore., David Hendrickson and his wife, Jan, of Minneapolis and Duane Hendrickson and his wife, Lynne, of Albert Lea; 19 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. One brother survives, Marvin (Waunita) Brindel, of Albert Lea.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents: John and Hulda Brindel; husband, Russell; daughter, Marlys Kelly; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Hendrickson; brothers: Clifford, James, John and Raymond Brindel; sisters: Hulda Hendricks, Violet Senork, Dorothy Dominski, Lorrine Dominski, Eleanor Nelson and Shirley Brindel as an infant.