Harlan C. Hendrickson, 80, of Oberon, N.D. and Dumas, Ark., died Thursday, October 24, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

 Harlan C. Hendrickson,  80, of Oberon, N.D. and Dumas, Ark., died Thursday, October 24, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
His funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 30, at 2 p.m. at Grandfield Lutheran Church, Sheyenne, N.D. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. all at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.

Harlan Carlton Hendrickson was born December 16, 1932, in Sheyenne, N.D., the son of Sam and Cora (Austad) Henrickson.  He attended school in Sheyenne and graduated from Benson County Agricultural School, Maddock, ND, in 1950. He also attended Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn.

Harlan learned to fly from Ole Aslaksen and Dan Wakefield in 1957, and began an aerial spraying business. He went to Arkansas in 1961, to expand his spraying business.   It was there he met Marlene Caldwell, and they were married March 24, 1962, in Dumas, Ark.  They returned to North Dakota where Harlan continued his spraying business and farming with his father.  In 1970, he purchased a farm near Oberon where he continued his farming operation until he retired in the fall of 1997. Harlan encouraged Marlene in the starting and operation of Hendrickson Photography which she continued until 1996. Harlan and Marlene have maintained two homes since their marriage, and have enjoyed living and traveling between North Dakota and Dumas, Ark.

He was actively involved in his children and grandchildren’s lives and enjoyed spending time with them.  He was always excited to celebrate all of their successes. Harlan has spent the last year designing and renovating the farm house for his family to enjoy.  He had a passion for aviation which is being carried on by his granddaughter, Maggie who is an air traffic controller, and by grandson, Maxwell who is learning to fly.
Harlan will be greatly missed by his wife Marlene, Oberon,  and Dumas; his son, Keith (Carol) of Bismarck, N.D.; three daughters, Karen Hendrickson and Kathy (Kirk) Hill, both of Dumas and Karmen (Chuck) Sande, Bentonville, Ark; seven grandchildren, Molly Sullivan, Maggie Hendrickson, Reed Hendrickson, Maxwell Hill, Macy Hill, Luke Sande and Helen Sande.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Eldred. 

On-line condolences may be sent to www.EvansFuneralHomeND.com
Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, is in charge of arrangements.