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HENRICKSON, Leon E. age 94 of West Alexandria, OH. died Fri. Oct. 12, 2012 in Eaton. He was born in Gratis, OH. on March 19, 1918 to Herman and Hazel (Ely) Hendrickson. Leon worked for NCR in Dayton for 29 years and Preble County Lumber Company for 31 years. He was a veteran of the United States Navy during WWII, a member of the Masonic Lodge for 60 years and a member of the James E. Ryan American Legion. He lived in Preble County his entire life. Leon was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mary Hendrickson. He is survived by his 3 children, Cheri Davis, Kettering, OH., Janet Toma, Valparaiso, IN., and Dale (Pam) Hendrickson, Valparaiso, IN., sisters, Alta Sorrell, Kettering, OH., Clarabelle Fultz, Eaton, OH., 5 grandchildren, Michelle (Phillip) Dean, Niki (Michael) McClure, Aaron Davis, Anne (Jay) Tressler, Melissa Toma, 7 great grandchildren and his dog, Ruby. After his wife's death, Leon was fortunate to have support of many wonderful friends, including Barbara Boggs, Gary Winget and the late Dorothy Kinder. Also deceased were his parents, and 4 sisters, Wilma Rice, Edna Thomas, Grace Sowers, Carol Smith and brother, Curtis Hendrickson. The family would like to thank the staff of Vancrest of Eaton for the wonderful care Leon received. Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M. Tues. Oct. 16, 2012 at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home in West Alexandria, OH with Rev. Ron Dafler officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 6-8PM. Donations may be made to Preble County Humane Society, Honor Flight Dayton, Springfield, OH. or West Alexandria EMS. For condolences: www.lindloffzimmerman.com
Published in Dayton Daily News on October 14, 2012