Doyle Vern Hendrickson, 89, a longtime resident of Sedalia, MO passed away March 21, 2022, surrounded by family, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia.
Doyle was born January 3, 1933 to John D. Hendrickson and Irene (Tracy) Hendrickson in Buffalo County, NE. He graduated from Ravenna Nebraska High School in 1950, and served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. He married Alice Hinkson on August 28, 1955, who survives at the home. Doyle was a lifelong farmer, first farming in central Nebraska and then in rural Sedalia area from 1972 to present.
In addition to his wife Alice, survivors include two sons, John Hendrickson and his spouse Sue of Centralia IL, James Hendrickson and his spouse Debbie of Oxford MI, and one daughter Julie Carpenter and her spouse Mark Carpenter of Sedalia. Also surviving are three grandchildren Kyle Hendrickson of Hillsborough NC, Jesse Hendrickson of Brooklyn NY, and Allyson Sampson of Sedalia MO. Other survivors include three step granddaughters, Christina, Ruby, Kim, and their six children and six grandchildren.
Doyle’s credo was to love what you do and do what you love. He was a passionate Shorthorn cattle breeder as the owner of Nile Valley Farms. During his lifelong career he was honored with many awards from his peers.
Doyle enjoyed wood carving and created dozens of caricatures mostly from material harvested from his farm. Some of his favorite subjects included cowboys, Christmas themes, and Native American warriors in ceremonial regalia.
He was a member of New Bethel United Methodist Church south of Sedalia, serving as trustee and president of the cemetery board.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, March 25, 2022, at Heckart Funeral Home with Pastor Deb Galey, officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until service time at the Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Kyle Hendrickson, Jesse Hendrickson, Mark Carpenter, Nathanael Hutcheson, Bruce Spratley, and Dr. William Chamberlain
Burial will take place at New Bethel Cemetery in Sedalia.
A memorial has been set up to support the Shorthorn Youth Development Fund in care of Heckart Funeral Home.