Barbara "Jean" Henderson, 77, of Dakota, MN, died Sunday, April 9 at Gunderson Health Systems in La Crosse.
Jean was born September 15, 1939 in Dakota, MN to Edward and Margret (Kerns) Richmond. She married Walter Henderson on December 29, 1956 and the two started their fulfilling life together. They had two wonderful boys, Dave and Don. Jean loved being a mom and especially loved being a grandma! She made wonderful meals for all her family. Her loving, nurturing personality warmed the hearts of many.
Jean was a longtime member of Central Lutheran Church and belonged to the REAC group at the La Crosse Eagles club. She worked at Wincraft on the assembly line for many years. She was well known by the engineers as they would often check with her to make sure a product would work.
Jean is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Walter; sons, Dave (Susan) Henderson, Don (Debi) Henderson; grandchildren, Mellisa, Katie, Kelsey and Ryan; great-grandchilren, Kloe, Abbie and Asher; 13 siblings. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Margret; siblings, Arnie Richmond, Don Richmond, Annie DeLozier and Mavis Pfarr.
A memorial service will be held 10 AM with visitation starting at 9 AM, Saturday April 15, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview.
Acting as honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Ryan, Mellisa, Katie and Kelsey.
In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Central Lutheran Church, Winona. Please view Jean's tribute video and leave a memory at hofffuneral.com.
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