The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


December 28, 2013

Robert Albert “Butch” Hendrickson

VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — Robert Albert “Butch” Hendrickson, 69, of Veedersburg, Ind., died at 11:30 a.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 at home.

He retired from General Motors foundry in 1994 after 30 years of service. He resided in Veedersburg 30 years and formerly lived at Danville and Oakwood. He served in the Air Force for four years as an air traffic controller in Japan.

He was born Jan. 12, 1944, at Danville, the son of Russell Marion and Betty Mae (Elliot) Hendrickson.

Butch married Janice “Niecy” Moffitt Aug. 31, 1968, at Danville; she survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Jill (Troy) Finley of Veedersburg, Ind., Lynn (Jared) Cox of Barnard, Ind., and Molly (Jason) Gleason of Waveland, Ind.; four siblings, Margaret Tellier of Clearwater, Fla., Russell (Vicki) Hendrickson of Covington, Ind., John (Carolyn) Hendrickson and Nellie (Paul) Jeske, both of Danville; and 10 grandchildren, Tyler Finley, Tara Finley, Jesse (Kinlie Bowman) McElwee, Wyatt McElwee, Houston Finley, Anna Jordan, Avery Jordan, Izabel Cox, Adalyn Cox and Kiowa Simonton.

His parents and a brother Michael preceded him in death.

Butch loved to camp, boat and fish with his friends and family at Raccoon Lake. He also loved to play his guitar and sing with his friends, Larry Chowning, J. D. Murphy and Al Flint. Butch was an avid book reader and had read over 10,000 books.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Shelby Funeral Home, with Pastor Kenneth Jones officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Condolences to the family: Memorials may be given to Veedersburg Fire Department with envelopes available at Shelby Funeral Home.

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