Patricia Hendrickson

A Celebration of Life will be held for Patricia Lynn Hendrickson, age 62, of West Fargo, North Dakota (formerly of Wadena, Minnesota) on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at Karvonen Funeral Home in Wadena, Minnesota, with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Musical soloist was Jessie Endres. Honorary pallbearers were Pat’s grandchildren. 

Patricia “Pat” Lynn Imgrund was born on November 23, 1958, in Staples, Minnesota. Her parents were the late James Edward and Marguerite Annette (Irgens) Imgrund. Pat graduated from Staples High School with the class of 1977. After high school, Pat graduated from Staples Vocational Technical College. Pat was blessed with three children; Bennett “BJ,” Nicole, and Travis. 

In 1988, Pat made her home in Wadena and was united in marriage with Stephen Dale Hendrickson on May 5, 1994. In 1999, Pat and Steve moved to Richville to be near her beloved lakes! 

At the age of 50, Pat attended M-State in Wadena and received a degree in medical coding. In 2013, Pat and Steve moved to their home in West Fargo, ND. 

Pat always had a way of making people feel special as if they were part of her family! She was known for her special love of her grandkids. Pat made time for the people she loved and knew, and her family was her priority! Whether it was traveling to grandkids hockey games or babysitting so her kids could enjoy a night out, Pat was there with a smile! She was the first person to drop everything for any of her family or friends in need. Through any of the toughest times, Pat was always there! She was the adopted mom who would allow any one of her kid’s friends to stay over and offer words of wisdom and unconditional support. It was common to find her with a cat or dog on her lap, reading a book or working on a puzzle. 

On January 18, 2021, Pat passed away at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota, at 62. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Preceding Pat in death were her parents, James and Marguerite Imgrund, and daughter-in-law, Darcy Fink. 

Pat is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, Stephen Hendrickson of West Fargo, North Dakota; children: BJ Fink of Wadena; Niki (Andy) Worden of Wadena; Travis (Jessica) Gentz of Tucson, Arizona and Michael Heltemes of Fargo; Grandchildren: Thomas, Addison, Haydyn, Grayson, Asher, Brady, Parker, Mason, Jordan, Zella, Korbin and one on the way, Gabriella; siblings: James Imgrund of Crystal, Nancy Stevens of Staples, Judy Robinson of Chaska, Kathy Imgrund of Staples, Kim Martin of Becker, along with many other relatives and a host of friends.

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