Obituary: Charles Hendrickson, 83, of Custer. 

December 20, 2021

Charles Hendrickson

Obituary: Charles Hendrickson, 83, of Custer. 

Charles Arthur Hendrickson, 83, of Custer, passed away Thursday, December 16, 2021, at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  He was born February 24, 1938, the son of Clifford and Mildred (Kickland) Hendrickson

Charles served his country in the U.S. Army.  While stationed in Germany, he met the love of his life, Helga Emilie Buttner.  They were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church, in Ludington, on November 11, 1959.

Charles retired from Dow Chemical, where he had been employed as a carpenter and sandblaster for over 30 years.

He enjoyed being a handyman, gardening, oil painting, and being with family.  Charles built their first home, remodeled several homes, built garages, cut down many trees, fixed vehicles, rebuilt tractors, built go carts, as well as many other things.  He could learn to do anything! Charles could fix, build, or remodel, there wasn’t a project that was ever too difficult.  A patient and fun teacher, Charles passed on his knowledge to his children and grandchildren.

Charles is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helga; sons, Michael (Donna) Hendrickson of Sarasota, Florida, and Mark (Tina) Hendrickson of Scottville; his daughter, Susan Hendrickson of Fountain; granddaughters, Kim Quillan, Emily Hendrickson, Leann Downs, and Sarah Meyer; 10 great-grandchildren; his brother, Robert Hendrickson of Ludington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his grandsons, Mark Hendrickson II, and Michael Hendrickson Jr., his sisters, Karol, Marie and Martha; and his brothers, Clifford, Douglas and James.

Cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time.

Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, Pere Marquette Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

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