Doug Hendrickson, 74, of Glendive, passed away at Glendive Medical Center on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. A vigil service will take place at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Francis Schreiber officiating. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Doug was born on April 13, 1943 in Mandan, N.D. to parents Roy and Mae (Olson) Hendrickson. He was raised and educated in Mandan, graduating from Mandan High School with the Class of 1961. He was raised on and worked the family farm for many years. Doug married Renee Sautner on September 7, 1968; to this marriage two children (Leslie and Tammy) were born. Renee passed away in 1979. He took a job with the railroad in Mandan, and those train tracks eventually led him to Glendive. After his time at the railroad, he took a job as the mechanic for UPS in 1983. Doug then married Sherry on May 18, 1985, and the two have been inseparable ever since. To this union two kids became eight. After his retirement from UPS in 2013, Doug kept doing the things he loved: fixing and restoring things, spending time with his family, and making people laugh. Doug and Sherry just celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary.
Doug loved music and could play multiple instruments. He enjoyed doing puzzles (crossword and jigsaw), NASCAR, and auctions. He was faithful to the Cum Christo movement since 1985 and loved reading scripture with his good friends Dick Sadorf and Rod Robson. He was an avid restorer of old toys and peddle tractors, completing a number of projects with his good friend Ron Granmoe. He was a self-taught mechanic, and knew vehicles inside and out. Before and after his retirement, Doug didn’t miss any of his kids’ or grandkids’ events. When he was your friend, he was a true friend. He was a man of great faith and full of love. He was a man among men.
Doug was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Derald; first wife, Renee; his mother-in-law, Joyce; son-in-law, Donny; and grandson, Dalton.
Doug is survived by his wife, Sherry of Glendive; his children, Lori Herbaugh of Glendive, Joy Ulrich (fiancé Dave) of Glendive, Leslie (Kent) Stein of Apple Valley, Minn., Scott (Heather) Ulrich of Lake Dallas, Texas, Tammy Reed of Glendive, Jenny (Gary) Koering of Fort Ripley, Minn., Shannon (Jerry) Hughes of Sidney, Ryan Ulrich of Glendive, and Jason (Tawnee) Sasse of Glendive; 24 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: silhafuneralhomes.com.