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Jessie Hendrickson

November 17, 2018

Jessie Hendrickson

June 21, 1918-Nov. 14, 2018

Jessie Hendrickson, 100, of Silver Creek, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family in Silver Creek.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, at United Methodist Church in Silver Creek, with the Rev. Tony Serbousek officiating. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. on Monday at the church. Interment will be on Monday at the Silver Creek Cemetery.

Jessie was born June 21, 1918, in Polk County, to Charles and Elizabeth (Wisely) Wilcox. Jessie grew up on the farm in Polk County, south of Silver Creek, attending Polk County Rural School and Silver Creek Public School. In October of 1938, Jessie married Vaughn Hendrickson. Together they had two daughters, LaVonne Engel and Carolyn Sand. She and Vaughn lived in Columbus for a few short years before returning to Silver Creek. Jessie was a homemaker and worked at Dale Vishay in Columbus for 25 years, retiring in 1982. Jessie was a member of the United Methodist Church of Silver Creek, Sunday School teacher for many years, and Bible Study teacher, till she could no longer at the age of 98. She was very active with Ladies Aide, Quilting Group, and Senior Citizens Group in Silver Creek.

She is survived by daughter, LaVonne Engel of Silver Creek; grandson, David (Cindy) Engel of Silver Creek; granddaughters, Peggy (Don) Cuba and Lisa (Chris) Jensen of Genoa; great-grandchildren, Chelsey (Dustin) Tonniges, Kelli (Justin) Beck, Paige (Shawn) Wiese, Shelby (Damon) Winn, Megan (Jeff) Sempek, Brooke (Blake) Kruse and Jameson Jensen; great-great-grandchildren, McKenzie and Taytum Tonniges, Alexus, Weston and Jurnee Wiese, Finn Beck, Daxton and Piper Sempek, and Kreyton Kruse; one niece and eight nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Elizabeth Wilcox; husband, Vaughn Hendrickson; daughter, Carolyn Sand; sons-in-law, Lee Engel and Jim Sand; great-great-granddaughter, Josselyn Wiese; sisters, Alice Garretson and Emma Hutchison; brothers, William Wilcox and Marvin Wilcox.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be left at www.mckownfuneralhome.com.

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