Carolynn Hendrickson

Carolynn K. Hendrickson, 80, of Minden, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Great Plains Health in North Platte. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the Minden United Methodist Church with the Rev. Peter Choi officiating. For those not comfortable with attending in person, the service will be streamed to the Craig Funeral Home Facebook page.  Private family interment will be held prior to services at the Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 7, 2020 at the Craig Funeral Home in Minden. The current health recommendations will be followed and the use of a face mask is required. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Minden United Methodist Church. Craig Funeral Home in Minden is in charge of the arrangements. 

Carolynn Kay (Kleen) Hendrickson was born on April 19, 1940 in Minden to Alfred and Bertha (Dallman) Kleen. She was baptized and confirmed at the Macon United Methodist Church. Carolynn attended grade school at District 25 in Franklin County and later graduated from Franklin High School with the class of 1957.

Carolynn lived on a farm and worked for Franklin Public Schools for two years as a secretary. She then worked at the Minden Exchange Bank from 1960-1973 and worked at Big John’s Ford for over 40 years. Carolynn enjoyed music, playing bridge and completing jig-saw puzzles.   Carolynn was an active member of the Minden United Methodist Church and the Minden United Methodist Women. She enjoyed volunteering at the church, Bethany Home, Minden Opera House, and East Elementary School. 

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Barb (DJ) Zimmerman of Kansas City, KS, and Janet (Mike) Kleen of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren, Brittany Zimmerman, Kyle (Kelsie) Zimmerman, and Brooke Zimmerman, all of Kansas City, KS; as well as a host of extended relatives and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ruth Ann Kleen, and brother, Gaylord Kleen.

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