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Lauritz Hendrickson

Jun 4, 2010

Funeral services were held Friday, May 28, 2010, at Anderson Funeral Home Chapel, Towner, for Lauritz Bernhard Hendrickson, 92, of rural Towner, who died Tuesday, May 25 at Trinity Medical Center, Minot.

Burial was in Union Cemetery, Towner.

Lauritz was born Nov. 10, 1917, at home in

Villard Township, McHenry County, a son of Lars and Berget (Larson) Hendrickson. He was raised there and received his education in a country school. Following school, he ranched and farmed with his dad and brothers. On May 22, 1942, he was inducted into the U.S. Army, serving with Company C 38th Infantry in the Invasion of Normandy during WWII. He was awarded the Silver Star for combat valor during this campaign. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 23, 1945. Following the service, he returned to Minot and took employment with the Oppen Bakery as a baker. Because of his father’s illness, he moved back to the family ranch two years later to help with the work. He continued to ranch until retiring in 1997. In 2002, he moved to the Granville Elder Care Assisted Living Home.

He was a former member of Norway Lutheran Church, rural Denbigh.

He is survived by his nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Carl, Leon, and Harold; and two sisters, Ida Hiller and Eleanore Rice.

Rev. Tim Solberg officiated. Casketbearers were his family and friends.

Military honors were accorded by The North Dakota Veterans Honor Detail of Minot.

Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Towner.

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