Jim was born June 17, 1932 at Graceville, MN to Arnold and Philomena (Leisdon) Hendricks. He attended grade school at Barry, MN, later graduating from St. Mary's Academy at Graceville, MN. Jim then entered the U.S. Army during the Korean War serving in Japan. After his discharge he went to Interstate Business College in Fargo, ND for two years where he majored in Accounting. Jim then worked at Red River Implement in Breckenridge, MN which later became RDO Implement. He retired in the late 1980's.
Jim was an avid reader. He enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, and spending time with his family and friends, always remembering a birthday. He will be greatly missed by his family members.
Jim is survived by his brother, Robert (Joan) Hendricks of Hutchinson, MN; his sister, Peggy (Philip) DeGreef of Pierre, SD; his three nephews, Harry (Sheila) Haanen of Chamberlain, SD, Joel (Julie) Hendricks of Crosby, MN, and Jon (Kari) DeGreef of Pierre, SD; and his niece, Pam Rosenberger of Liberty, IN; four great nieces and seven great nephews.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Philomena Hendricks; an infant brother; his sister, Dorothy Haanen; his brother-in-law Louis Haanen; and three nieces, Lisa Hendricks, Susan DeGreef and Renee Haanen.