STILLMAN VALLEY – Wanda J. Hendrickson, 77, longtime resident of Stillman Valley, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 in Rochelle Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center.
She was born June 13, 1935 in Chana, the daughter of Hiram and Esther (Davison) Ludwig. Wanda was a 1953 graduate of Ashton High School and married David Hendrickson April 24, 1955 at the First Presbyterian Church of Ashton.
She was the librarian for the Julia Hull Library in Stillman Valley for 35 years, served as an election judge for 56 years and was involved in outdoor education with Stillman Valley Elementary School for seven years.
Wanda was a member of WBCCI Airstream Club for 25 years, Blackhawk Twirlers Square Dancing Club, Stillman Valley PTA and was dispatcher for the Stillman Valley Fire Protection District.
She is survived by her husband, David, of Stillman Valley; children, Susan Morris of Rockford, Douglas (Judy) Hendrickson of DeKalb, Karen (Arnie) Leitzinger of Algoma, Wis., and Jeffrey (Amy) Hendrickson of Byron; grandchildren, Crystal, LeAnna, Micaela and Mckenzie; great-grandchildren, Gianna and Remi; brother, Hiram Ludwig of Dixon; and sister, Neva Becker of Rochelle.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Melvin, James and Gerald; and sister, Edris Myers.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29 at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Stillman Valley, with Pastor Joy Meyers officiating. Burial will be in Stillman Valley Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorials in Wanda’s name may be made to Julia Hull Library or Stillman Valley Fire Protection District.