Dan L Hendrick was born July 28, 1925 to Loyd and Clara Hendrick, in Albion, Nebraska. He joined a sister Marjorie at the family home.
In 1930 the family moved to Beaver City, Nebraska. He attended grade and high school in Beaver City, graduating from high school in 1942. World War 2 was in progress and he along with a close friend joined the Merchant Marines, they were sent to the South Pacific. He witnessed the war first hand while his fleet delivered supplies to the front lines. He was at sea when the news came the war had ended. He said the Marines were beyond happy to know they soon would be returning to their homes in the U.S. A., many were not so lucky.
After the war he returned to Nebraska and attended Nebraska Tech, graduating in 1948. He met and married Margie Lou Eicher. They moved to Boulder, Colorado. There they raised their three children Blake, Dan and Jana. Dan enjoyed many happy events with his children and was always very proud of their achievements.
After his divorce he married Alma (Ruth) Dowd, they moved to Columbia Falls, MT. He bought and developed the 150 acre Hoot Owl Ranch, Go-Cart track, Batting Range, Mini Golf and a campground. Ruth passed away in 1988.
In 1991 he met and married Arlene Logan. Together they had many busy, happy years. They enjoyed fun times with their grandchildren who spent many summers with them. They had great group of friends and neighbors to go camping, fishing, dancing, traveling, card playing, back country horse trips and lots of business ventures that were successful and exciting. Life was good and in later years Dan started doing beautiful art projects, the results he shared with family and friends. He always had a project in the works.
He was an inspiration to all who met him. He lived his live to the fullest and always ready to lend a helping hand. He will be greatly missed but our lives were enriched to know him and call him husband, dad, grandpa and friend.
Dan was preceded by his parents Loyd and Clara Hendrick, and son Blake Hendrick. He is survived by his wife Arlene, son Dan Hendrick, wife Sue, of Niwot, CO., daughter Jana McCarter, Kerrville, Texas. Stepchildren Dawn Jacobson, husband Dan, Whitefish, MT, Chad Olson, wife Kristi, Antelope, MT. Scott Olson, Lewistown, MT., Grandchildren, Kara Lamb, Travis Hendrick, Kelly Skidmore, Jake McCarter, Jennifer Castro and Matt Hendrick. Step grandchildren, Nathan Bartz, Garrett Melton, Thane Melton, Erin Dell, Alexa Olson, Ashley Olson, Taylor Olson, Risa Hedges, Trevor Erickson, Andrew Erickson and Chelsea Clark. Many great grandchildren and loved by all.
Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family.
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