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“To the Hendrickson Family,Extending to your family this heartfelt assurance of deep sympathy.With our condolences,Marquette Area Public Schools Board...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: MAPS

“I hope your family's hearts mend quickly. ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Dennis Carlson and family - MI

“Shirley and I worked together for several years in the then Marquette Gospel Tabernacle. She was a joy to work with, very supportive and game to try...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Lou Ondracek - Bellevue, WA

“Becca, Mark, Peter, Anna and Tony, we are sad about the loss of your precious Mom. She was a special treasure and will be missed by so many. We...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Don and Olene Edwards - Houston, TX

“Praying for the whole family during this difficult time. Praying for God's peace and comfort for each of you. Aunt Shirley will be missed by all who...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Hollie Darrin (Yuchasz) - NC

“Lots of memories of her. Choir, Musicals at Church-she always reminded me of my stint as the Grumpy Bell in a Christmas play we did..she'd try and...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Jeff and Sue Sicotte - Rock, MI

“Peter, Anna, Becca, Mark and Tony, so sorry for your loss. I will miss her. She was a great lady. ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Laurel Fetterhoff - Marquette, MI

“Love to Becca and her family from your bestie. My heart is heavy. I really appreciated all the times your mom prayed for Rod and I. I've always...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Susan Taylor - Mendon, MI

“Anna and family. We are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember having sleep over's at your house and how your mom always got up and made us...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: kenny and Polly Suhs - Melbourne, FL

“I'll always remember Shirley's smile and loving hugs! Jack and Shirley Baker were there I'm sure waiting to welcome her in, they'll all have a lot to...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Jennifer Burgess - kirksville, MO

11 of 23 | Posted by: Jo Ann Drake - Friend, NE

“I love this quote: "What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others." Pericles Shirley...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Mary Tanakit - CA - Friend

“Gone, but not forgotten. Each time we sing praises to the Lord, she will always be sitting out there listening and smiling. Pete & Anna and your...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Rich Berkheiser - Ishpeming, MI

“Shirley and I worked together in various music ministries , worshiping our Lord and Saviour, through the years. The most memorable was with "The Men...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Leland and Beverly Kersey

15 of 23 | Posted by: Rebecca Sovine - Burr Oak, MI

“I have many fond memories of Shirley when we both attended the Marquette Gospel Tabernacle. Shirley had a great sense of humor and a great love for...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Thomas Collner - Monroe, LA

“Dear Hendrickson Family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you say good-bye to Shirley this side of heaven. May your treasured memories bring...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Dave andLInda Johnson - Marquette, MI

“Wishing you peace and comfort at this most difficult time. Your mother was such a pleasant and loving person I know shes with the Lord. I always...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Janis L'Huillier

“Aunt Shirley is rejoicing in Heaven with Uncle Russell and Tod. She will be missed by us but someday we will be reunited together. ðŸ’...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Lori Valima

“Dear Pete, Anna and Hendrickson Family-Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.May her memories live on in your...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Deanna, Greg and Mathew Adams

“I am saddened to hear of your mother's death, but so happy she is rejoicing with the Lord now. Your family is in our prayers. ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Mary Hamel Wolff

“Anna and family, So sorry to hear about your Mom. She is in Gods hands now. Just wanted you to know I am thinking about you all. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Kriss Pollard

“Love you to the moon and back, miss you to the end of the earth..... ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Anna Erickson

Shirley L. Hendrickson, 85, of Marquette, died peacefully, Sunday afternoon, September 18, 2016 at the Norlite Nursing Center. A lifelong area resident, Shirley was born on February 4, 1931 in Marquette, one of five children born to Charles and Agnes (Lidbom) Smyth. She attended Marquette schools and graduated from the former Graveraet High School in 1948. On August 2, 1952, Shirley married Russell Hendrickson at the Federated Women's Club in Marquette and together they enjoyed 52 years of marriage. Shirley and Russell owned and operated Northern Awning and Window Company from 1958 until their retirement in 1987. In her free time, she enjoyed knitting and playing piano. Shirley organized "The Men Singing Gospel" quartet that performed throughout all of Marquette County for several years. She also held many Bible studies where she met and held very special friendships. She was a very devoted grandmother. As she got older, Shirley often worked on Word Search to keep her mind sharp. She is survived by five children, Anna (Gary) Erickson of Skandia, Peter Hendrickson of Marquette, Mark Hendrickson of Eaton Rapids, MI, Rebecca (William) Sovine of Burr Oak, MI and Tony (Jill) Hendrickson of Marquette; 14 grandchildren, Andrew and Anthony Erickson, James, Justin and Jake Hendrickson, Phillip and Charles Hendrickson, Tommy (Kristy) McLimans, Matthew (Angela) McLimans, Luke (Leilani) McLimans, John and James Hendrickson, Heidi (Josh) Gorsalitz, and Jeremy (Kelly) Hendrickson; 18 great grandchildren, four siblings, Daniel (Suzanne) Smyth of Missouri, William (Joyce) Smyth and Sandra (David) Seppanen, both of Skandia, and Dorothy Lampi of North Carolina; also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Agnes Smyth; her husband, Russell on October 25, 2006; also a son, Tod Hendrickson on September 19, 1999. A private family service will be held a later date. The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the Hendrickson family where memories may be shared at

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