Algin Thomas Hendricksen, 93, of Stephenson, Mich., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Bay Area Medical Center after a brief stay. Algin was born on October 26, 1919, in Stephenson, Mich. to Alfred and Anna (Trosdahl) Hendricksen.
Algin was raised on the family farm east of Stephenson in Palestine. Algin attended the Grant School and worked on the family farm of his parents and later with his brother Clifton. He worked as a truck driver, Great Lakes boats man and Rustic Fence operator retiring in 1984. After moving off the family farm, Algin lived with and took care of his parents at their home on the highway in Stephenson. In 1977 Algin met and started dating Myrtle N. Rose and was married to her in August of 1986 at Bethlehem Covenant Church. Algin and Myrtle moved to Menominee along the north shore of Green Bay. Algin and Myrtle were married for 17 years. Algin enjoyed traveling in the United States by car and tour bus with his wife to the east and western areas of the country. Algin and Myrtle spent ten winters in their home in Florida. Algin was an active member of Bethlehem Covenant Church in Palestine his entire life.
Survivors include his stepson, Lowell (Bonnie) Nordgren of Escanaba, Mich.; sister-in-law, Eleanor Hendricksen of Stephenson, Mich.; step-grandchildren: Todd (Rachel) Nordgren of Crowley, Texas, Lisa (Randy) Hendricksen of Crowley, Texas and Kelly Nordgren of Escanaba, Mich.; niece, Lois (Dan) Oberg of Plain, Wash.; nephews: Randy (Lisa) Hendricksen of Crowley, Texas and Kevin (Arlee) Hendricksen of Green Bay, Wis.; great-nieces and nephews. Algin was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Curtis during World War II and Clifton in 1998; and wife, Myrtle in 2003.
Family and friends may call at Bethlehem Covenant Church after 2 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013, until time of Funeral Service at 4 p.m. Pastor Andrew Stonina officiating.
Burial will follow with Military Honors in the Church Cemetery.
A luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall.
Anderson Diehm Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.andersondiehm.com.
In lieu of other forms of sympathy, amemorial fund has been established in Algin's name for Bethlehem Covenant Church.