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Roscoe "Ross" Hendrickson

November 29, 1923 - February 17, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, IL- Roscoe L. “Ross” Hendrickson, 94, passed away at 6:50 AM, Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Heritage Health Hospice. He was also fondly known to many friends and family as “Moe”. He was born to Robert C. and Nettye (Rexroat) Hendrickson on November 29, 1923 in Springfield, IL. He married Mary K. Ellis on March 19, 1949 and she preceded him in death on October 20, 2016. He was also preceding in death by his parents, one son, Richard Hendrickson; one brother, Robert Hendrickson; and two sisters, Doris Gibbs and Betty Baughman.

He is survived by one son, James (Debra) Hendrickson of Springfield; five grandchildren, Lindsey (Derek) Leonard, Craig Hendrickson; Jenny (Don) Jacquin; Scott (Sonni) Hendrickson; Adam (Elizabeth) Hendrickson; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ross was a United States Army veteran, serving during the World War II. He was a lifelong Springfield resident, where he was a service station owner –operator of Cities Service at 4th & South Grand Ave, Texaco at 9th & South Grand Ave, and part time employee at Hendrickson Car Wash. Ross was a member of Elliott Avenue Baptist Church, Earl Bomke Horseshoe Club, American Legion Post 32, and Life member of VFW Post 755. He loved pitching horseshoes at Lincoln Park and traveling to many tournaments around the country and he especially enjoyed winter vacations in Florida. Ross was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Visitation: 10-11:30 AM, Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield.

Funeral Service: 11:30 AM, Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home Springfield with The Reverend Dr. Mark Estrop officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Service Information

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time: 11:30 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Camp Butler National Cemetery


5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL, 62707

(217) 492-4070 Map

Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Land of Lincoln Honor Flight
57 Country Place’
Springfield, IL, 62703

Friends of Sangamon County Animal Control
PO Box 9742
Springfield, IL, 62791

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