Delette “Lette” Hendrickson peacefully left our world on May 8, 2023.
She was born at home on a farm in Rose City, MN, on February 22, 1930, the fourth of five children. She loved this community and her extended family that was near. They moved to Minneapolis when she was 12, where she graduated from West High School in 1947 and subsequently attended the Minneapolis Business School. She worked as a stenographer and medical secretary before starting her family, and at 57 returned to work as a medical transcriptionist until her early 70’s. She frequently said that being a mother was her greatest joy, and enjoyed caring for her grandchildren.
Lette was a self-taught cook, she loved clipping recipes and comparing them, always wanting to know “which recipe do you like better?” Lette was athletic and a fierce competitor, league bowling and golfing until 85! She also enjoyed softball and ping pong. Known for her deadly ping pong serve, she remained unbeaten by her daughters until she was 80.
Lette is predeceased by her son Barry; siblings Doris, DeLoyd, Darleene, and DeVahna; parents Oliver F. & Martha H. Anderson. She is survived by children Sally (Thom), Todd (Sharon), Connie (Mike); daughter in law Nancy, grands Samuel, Sarabeth, Ella, Stephen, Krista (Matt), Nate and Carter; great grands Maddison and Collin.
Lette will be given a private memorial before lovingly laid to rest at Lakewood Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to SUMMIT Funeral & Cremation
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