Rienholdt N. Hendricks, son of Jacob and Wanda Hendricks, was born in Milwaukee December 16, 1887. He came to the Valton community in 1911 and engaged in farm work.
On October 18, 1912, he was untied in marriage to Cecil Mortimer. To this union six children were born.
In 1919 he went into business for himself in Valton as a blacksmith, continuing in this occupation for 20 years. Then they moved to a farm near Valton where they lived for a number of years. Due to his poor health they returned to Valton where they have since resided.
He passed away at St. Joseph's Memorial hospital, Hillsboro, on April 11, aged 75 years, 4 months and 25 days. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Ella and Minnie, one half-sister Anna and one half-brother William, and one grandchild Gary Leonard Escher.
He is survived by his wife; four daughters: Alma, Mrs. William Lamphear of Friendship; Ilis, Mrs. Lyle Dietz of Wonewoc; Delores, Mrs. Dean Beier of Wonewoc, and Lela, Mrs. Leonard Escher of Cazenovia; two sons, Merlin of Beloit and Lewis of Bonner Springs, Kansas; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emma Mueller of Montello.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Wonewoc for 50 years. He was very devoted to his family, and will be remembered by his many friends and neighbors for kindness and generosity. Funeral services were held on April 13 at 2 o-clock in the Valton Friends church with Pastors Eastman and Henderson officiating. Burial was in the Valton cemetery.
Card of Thanks: Our sincere thanks and appreciation to all who remembered us in any way during the recent loss of our loved one. The family of Rhiney Hendricks.
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