Friday, December 31, 2010

Grace (Toms) Hendrickson

Grace Hendrickson, age 98, passed away Friday, December 31, 2010, at The Arboretum, Menomonee Falls, WI. Grace was born in Linn County, Iowa, May 10, 1912, daughter of the late Liston and Gladys (Nee: Dennis) Toms. She had been a resident of Racine from 1952 until June of 1994 when she moved to Menomonee Falls.

On August 2, 1932, she was united in marriage to Oliver Hendrickson, who preceded her in death in 1984. Prior to her marriage, Grace was a school teacher for a number of years. While living in Racine she was employed by St. Mary’s Hospital as a Ward Clerk for many years until her retirement in 1977. She was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, G. Earl (Jane) Henrickson; son-in-law, Jerry Baumgardt; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; sister, Thelma Seekamp; half-sister, Gale Landis; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her eldest son, Oliver Ellis Hendrickson; her daughter, Karen Marie Baumgardt; one brother, Harold; and sisters, Leatha, Fern, Hilda and Hazel.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 728 Villa St., with Rev. Paul Huebner officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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