Barbara A. “Barb” Hendrickson, 81, of Escanaba, passed away on Friday afternoon, October 21, 2016 at her home following an illness.
She was born on March 10, 1935 in Escanaba, daughter of Charles and Florence (Potvin) Toushak.
Barb was a lifelong resident of Escanaba and graduated from Escanaba High School, class of 1953.
On June 12, 1971, Barb married Carl E. Hendrickson in Ishpeming.
Barb was employed with Michigan Bell for 25 years as an operator until her retirement.
She was a volunteer for many years at St. Vincent de Paul warehouse and was a past member of the Eagles Auxiliary. Barb was a member of St. Anne’s Church. Barb was an exceptional seamstress and shared her gift with family and friends.
Among her survivors include her stepson, Gregg (Rosemary) Hendrickson of Escanaba; step daughter, Lisa (RJ) Cooper of Escanaba; daughter in law, Sandi (Jim) Bouty of Escanaba; sister, Bette (Dick) Casey of Escanaba; sisters in law, Sharon Conners of Ishpeming and Helen Hendrickson of Vancouver, WA; five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; nephew, Dan (Lisa) Casey of Felch; and nieces, Diane (Tom) Tryan of Escanaba, Barbara (Frank) Bedient of Rapid River, Jennifer (Steve) Crichton of Lansing and Carrie (Tom) LaFave of DeWitt.
Barb was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl in 1995; and step son, Kevin in 1992.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 25th from 4 – 6 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church in Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 6 p.m. with Rev. Fran DeGroot officiating. A meal will follow in the church hall.
Burial will be in Gardens of Rest Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to St. Vincent de Paul Society in Barb’s name. Envelopes will be available at the church.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family of Barbara Hendrickson.