Gerald (Jerry) Hendricks
December 10, 2018
Gerald E. Hendricks (Jerry), age 81 of Watertown, MN passed away at home surrounded by family on December 10, 2018. He was born in Watertown on May 13, 1937 to Elizabeth and Orville Hendricks. He attended Watertown Schools, graduated in 1955, and attended Augsburg College earning degrees in Mathematics and Education. Jerry married his high school sweetheart Maxine in 1958. He taught in the Minneapolis School System before becoming Assistant Principal at Wayzata Junior High. Jerry decided to leave education and entered what was to be the first of numerous business ventures in and around Watertown and Minnesota. Jerry’s son Todd joined him as a partner in those business ventures and they remained business partners and friends until Jerry’s death.
Jerry lived in Watertown his entire life and loved this community and the people in it. When Jerry wasn’t in Watertown, you could find him up north at the place he called “Heaven on Earth; Bay Lake. No matter where you found Jerry, you could always sense his enjoyment of people, his love of music and singing, and his devotion to his Lord. He will be missed…
Jerry is survived by his wife of 60 years Maxine; son Todd (Lynn Strom) Hendricks; daughter Tracy (Glen) Hulley; grandchildren Samantha (Justin) Pohlen, Adam (Ashley) Hendricks, Hunter Hulley, and Hannah Hulley; great-grandchildren Griffin and Gunnar Pohlen, Hayden and Cade Hendricks; and special granddaughters Amanda and Emma Strom.
A Memorial Service was held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2018 with Gathering of family and friends from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 600 Kristi Lane, Watertown, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to donor’s choice.