|Birth: ||Dec. 29, 1955|
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 2012|
JAMES R. HENDRICKSON, JR., 56, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Fort Wayne. He was born December 29, 1955 to the late James R. and Wilma Jean Hendrickson, Sr. and was raised by James and June Hendrickson. He served in the Army from 1977 to 1981. He was a maintenance engineer for 15 years at Slater Steel and most recently at Taylor Made Glass. He enjoyed brewing his own beer, fishing, golfing, and being around his family and friends. He was also joined in death by his wife Cathy Hendrickson. He was preceded in death by his parents and June. He is survived by his children, Jason (Ruth) Banghart and Heather Hendrickson; a grandson, Christopher Banghart, and his siblings, Sue (Rex) Wert, Rick (Angie) Hendrickson, Jesse (Lori) Hendrickson, Frank (Elaine) Hendrickson, Kent (Terry) Lindzy, and Robbie (Tom) Croy. Funeral services for James and his wife will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 8010 West Jefferson Blvd., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 46804, with visitation two hours prior. Memorials may be made to Fort Wayne Rescue Mission or Fort Wayne Boys and Girls Club. To leave online condolences please visit www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com
Last updated: July 5, 2012 10:55 a.m.
Victims of fatal motorcycle crash are ID'd
The Journal Gazette
The Allen County Coroner's Office has identified two people riding a motorcycle who died after colliding with a car on the Fourth of July.
James R. Hendrickson Jr., 56, of Fort Wayne, was the operator of the 2008 Yamaha and died at the scene. His wife, Mary Catherine Hendrickson, 50, was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time after her arrival, the coroner's office said.
Neither was wearing a helmet, according to police and the coroner's office.
Police were called at 12:12 p.m. to the 2700 block of Ardmore, at Covington Road, where they found the two motorcyclists.
Police believe the car was going south and the motorcycle was going north on Ardmore. Witnesses told police the car crossed the centerline and struck the motorcycle head-on.
Witnesses said the motorcycle was on fire after the crash. The witnesses tried to render medical aid to the victims until emergency workers arrived, according to police.
The driver of the car, a woman, was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
Mary Catherine Thrasher Hendrickson (1962 - 2012)
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Record added: Jul 05, 2012
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