Cordell E. Hendrickson, 74

Cordell E. Hendrickson, 74, of Scranton, ND, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral Services for Cordell will be on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Scranton High School Gym. Pastor Mary Wiggins will officiate with burial to follow in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Scranton. There will be a Family and Friends Service on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church in Scranton.

Cordell Hendrickson, 74, of Scranton, North Dakota passed peacefully at her home, surrounded by loved ones, on October 16, 2017. Cordell Eleanor Eien was born on April 4, 1943 in Bowman, ND, the daughter and only child of Elmer and Eleanor (Simonson) Eien. She was raised on the Eien farm and ranch located just east of Scranton, a lasting legacy and cornerstone for the family to this day. In her youth she loved riding her horse, Ginger, was active in 4-H, excelled in softball, and enjoyed being with her friends. Cordell attended Scranton School and graduated in 1961. Following graduation, she studied at the Dakota Business College in Fargo, ND and later earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education at Dickinson State College. On June 18, 1964 Cordell was united in marriage to Virgil N. Hendrickson in Dickinson, ND. The following year they moved to Scranton where they would live and raise their family. Being a mom and raising her children was of the utmost importance to Cordell. She so loved children that she opened her home and extended her heart to her children’s many friends. Her home was a steady bustle of activity. When visiting, one was assured a hot cup of coffee, a good meal if your timing was right, a bit of laughter, and a lot of love. In addition to being a mom and raising children, Cordell would become a longtime teacher at the Scranton School, teaching business, computer science, and physical education. As a teacher, mentor, and FBLA leader, ‘Mrs. Hendrickson’ impacted and influenced the lives of hundreds of youth. Cordell was very strong in her faith. She was confirmed at Peace Lutheran where she would become a lifelong member. She proudly served her church, as a Sunday school teacher, a board member, and leader of the Peace Lutheran Hospitality group for many years. Cordell was very active in community service, donating her time and efforts to various charitable causes and organizations. She thoroughly enjoyed serving with her friends and colleagues on the Fair Board and more recently, the Social Services Board. In her retirement she loved spending time with her family. She frequently visited her granddaughter Eleanor (Elle) Mina in Vermont and grandchildren Emma Lin and Jacob in Colorado. Strong friendships and fellowship remained with many of her former teaching colleagues and numerous church and community friends. She loved to travel and took frequent ‘girl’s trips’ of which she loved to share stories. Cordell’s legacy will live on through her children, grandchildren, the students she taught, and the faith she instilled in so many. She lead by example and will be remembered as a devoted wife, an amazing mother, loving grandmother, and kind friend. Cordell is survived by her husband, Virgil; daughters Renee Hendrickson, Tanna Hendrickson, Kjirsten (Bill) Meckert; sons Todd (Yvonne) Hendrickson and Paul (Cathy) Hendrickson; and her precious grandchildren.

Krebsbach and Kulseth Funeral Services in charge of the arrangements.

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