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Earl Lloyd Hendrickson

September 23, 1926 - April 4, 2017

U.S. Veteran

A celebration of Earl’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 20, at Sweet Home VFW.

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Earl Lloyd Hendrickson, 90, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed Tuesday, April 4. He was born in Bayview to Henry and Bessie (Porter) Hendrickson.

He served in the United States Army from January 24, 1945 to November 18, 1946. He served during WWII in Fukuoka, Japan. Earl received the Victory Medal, Asiatic Medal, and Army of Occupation Medal (Japan).

Earl moved to Toledo in 1947. In 1952, he moved to Sweet Home where he resided until his death.

He quit school at the age of 12 because he was needed to help the family earn a living. He worked picking beans and strawberries before working for a logging company. He then worked in a mill in Toledo, and eventually moved to Sweet Home to construct the Cladwood plant known as Smurfit. He worked there as a foreman until his retirement.

Earl enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing, and karaoke.

He is survived by daughter Sue Tenbusch of Sweet Home; sister Doris Olson of Montana; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Earl was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Hendrickson; wife Darlene Hendrickson; siblings Kenneth, Bob and Dick (twins), John, Julia, Henrietta, and Mildred.

A celebration of Earl’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 20, at Sweet Home VFW.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.