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Bob G. Henderson

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Bob G. Henderson, age 81, of Farmington, passed away Sunday, March 9.

Bob Grant Henderson was born June 24, 1932, in Sheridan, Wyo., to Leonard and Lulu Henderson. They lived in Lodge Grass, Mont., where Lulu worked as a cook for the Spears Ranch which was located on the Crow Indian Reservation. In 1940, they moved to Minnesota, and settled in Castle Rock Township. They bought the home place in Farmington in 1944. Bob joined the Army in 1957 where he served until 1959 when he was honorably discharged. He served as a chauffeur for his captain in the 86th Army Rocket Battalion. Bob married Dorothy Sue Lau in 1964. He was widowed in 1979. Bob farmed and worked part time for the State Highway Department as a wing man in a snow removal crew. He retired in 1978. When he retired, he became a wheelbarrow recycler, and much of his work is still being used today.

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Bob belonged to the Dakota Riders and the Flying "D" Saddle Clubs. He traveled numerous trails throughout the country, but his favorite ride was on a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyo. He enjoyed camping, and riding with his friends in the Zumbro Bottoms. Bob always said, "If you want to see what man made, drive a car; if you want to see what God made, ride a horse."

He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard "Red" Henderson; his mother, Lulu Henderson (Grant); sisters: Jean Evelyn, Ada Beth, and Pearl Ann; a brother, LeRoy; and a baby sister.

Memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington. Memorial visitation is from 4-8 p.m., Friday, at White Funeral Home, 901 3rd Street. Interment: Corinthian Cemetery, Farmington, Minn.

Arrangements are with White Funeral Home, 651-463-7374, www.whitefuneralhomes.com.

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