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Hendrickson, Raymond J. Age 91, of Alexian Village, Milwaukee, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. He was born in 1922 in Ashland, WI, the son of John and Josephine (Backman) Hendrickson. He graduated from Ashland High School, the
University of Wisconsin
-Madison (Bachelor's) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Master's). Ray was a
World War II
veteran and served 4 years in the Navy. In December 1949 he was married to Margaret Kaiser of Milwaukee. Ray spent his professional career coaching football and teaching physical education (1953-1984) in the Madison, Augusta and Milwaukee Public Schools (Rufus King and John Marshall). His teams won 4 Milwaukee City championships. He was named the Milwaukee Sentinel High School Coach of the Year (1985) and inducted into the Wisconsin High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame (1987). Ray was an avid golfer and bowler. Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, his parents, brothers Barrier, Palmer and Gilbert, sisters Irene (Bergland), Katherine (Sleeman), Annabelle (Sampson) and Marian (O'Brien). He is survived by nieces and nephews. The family expresses sincere gratitude for the wonderful health care Ray received at Alexian Village. The family will have a private service.
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Sept. 8, 2013
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