Richard Hendrickson, 73, Virginia, Minn.

Published 7:53 am Sunday, February 12, 2012

Richard (Dick) Amos Hendrickson, of Virginia, Minn., and formerly longtime resident of Rochester, passed away Feb. 1, 2012, at St. Mary’s Essentia Health in Duluth at the age of 73 due to complications of a fall.

Dick was born Oct. 2, 1938, to Amos and Alvira (Paulson) Hendrickson in New Richland. He was baptized and confirmed at the Hartland Lutheran Church, now known as Cross of Glory. He attended school in New Richland.

Richard Hendrickson

Dick’s real estate career in the Rochester area covered almost 35 years, working for various firms.

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In his younger years he enjoyed playing softball, and he snow skied until recently. He loved to travel, especially to ski in Europe, and took many trips with Joan.

He is survived by his special friend, Joan Holton, of Virginia, and by his children: Lisa, Richard II (Rich) Hendrickson and grandson, Joshua Christianson. He is also survived by a sister, Ruth Ann (Ross) Severtson, of Hayward and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Patricia Janzen and Linda Lewis; grandparents: Oscar and Anna Hendrickson, Peter and Pauline Paulson; and great niece, Cara Jape.

A final open house for Dick will be held in Rochester on Friday. Dick will truly be missed by Joan, family and friends.