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Homer Clayton Hendrickson
Homer Clayton Hendrickson, age 86 of Blanchardville, died on Sunday evening, December 13, 2009 at the New Glarus Home in New Glarus. He was born on December 2, 1923 in rural Argyle to Alvin and Merle (Corbin) Hendrickson. Homer's mother died in an auto accident when he was just 6 years old. At that time he moved to stay with his grandparents, Martin and Julia Hendrickson in the Argyle-Blanchardville area. He attended rural schools, including the Einerson and Biggs schools. Homer grew up on his grandparents farm and worked with them until he moved off to work as a hired man for several area farmers. He was married on November 26, 1945 in the Adams Lutheran Church to Avis Gilbertson. He and Avis started renting farms and working together after their marriage. In 1968 they purchased what is currently the family home farm in rural Blanchardville where they lived and farmed until 2006 when they moved into Blanchardville. He was a life-long member of the Adams Lutheran Church where he served on the church council, and volunteered as church janitor for many years. He served on the Forward school board. He loved the outdoors, farming, cutting wood, spending time with his family, and especially taking his grandchildren fishing. He also loved taking drives and looking for wildlife.

Homer is survived by his wife, Avis Hendrickson of Blanchardville; four children, Deanna (Lyle) Opsal of Blue Mounds, Larry (Marie) Hendrickson of Blanchardville, Jeffrey (Kate) Hendrickson of Belleville, and Jerome (Lisa) Hendrickson of Blanchardville; one sister, Eileen Weiler of Brodhead; a brother-in-law, Francis Fox of Gratiot; 14 grandchildren, Troy, Travis, Tara, Brandon, Kelsi, Trent, Breinne, Brooks, Olivia, Haden, Stephanie, Matthew, Aaron and Steven, Jr; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Dorothy Fox, and his grandsons Thad Opsal and Trevor Hendrickson.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at the Adams Lutheran Church in rural Blanchardville-Argyle on County A. The Rev. John Shep and the Rev. Carol Johnson will co-officiate. Burial will be in the Adams Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday morning before the service from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. The Saether Funeral Home in Blanchardville is assisting the family. Online memories and condolences can be shared with the family at