Robert “Bob” Dillon Hendrickson


Robert “Bob” Dillon Hendrickson, 90, of Stapleton, NE, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, NE.

Bob was born April 13, 1923, to Nels Robert and Hulda Sophia Swanson Hendrickson at Brady, NE in the Wild Horse Valley. He was baptized December 14, 1924, at Svea Dahl Mission Covenant Church in Brady. Bob attended Spannuth School, north of Brady, and graduated from Brady High School in 1941. He then farmed north of Brady in the Wild Horse Valley from 1941 to 1956.

On June 20, 1942, Robert married Mary Maxine Camblin at Oberlin, KS and they made their home on the farm. They later moved to Arnold, NE for a year then to North Platte where Bob worked at the North Platte Experimental Farm from 1957 to 1993. In 1979 Bob and Maxine bought their farm on Garfield Table Road, south of Stapleton, and he remained there until his death. He raised hogs and cattle for many years and had cattle until 2010. Bob loved his farm, grandkids and great-grandkids very much.

He is survived by his three daughters, Mary (Jerry) Johnson and Nickette “Nicki” Evans all of North Platte and Betty Bierbach, of Reno, NV; three grandchildren, Jill (Eric) Hansen and Jason Evans, of North Platte, and Read (Elizabeth) Bierbach, of Sparks, NV; his great-grandchildren, Morgan, Kaitlyn and Emily Hansen, Bella Wick and Raylan and Dylan Bierbach; two nieces, Corinne (Kenny) Bostrom and Minnie Anne (Ron) Lindvall; a nephew, Doug Kimberling; a brother-in-law, Robert Camblin, of California; and other family.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine; a grandson, Scott Johnson; his parents, Nels and Hulda; two brothers, Verel and Herbert Hendrickson; two sisters, Ellen Kimberling and Ethel Kostman; and a nephew, Robert Costman.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore with Father Jeffrey Nelson of the Episcopal Church of Our Savior officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore which is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may also be shared at Memorials are suggested to Stapleton Fire and Rescue.