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Published January 29, 2014, 12:00 AM

William M. "Bumpy" Hendrickx, Jr.

William M. "Bumpy" Hendrickx, Jr. 57 of Devils Lake, ND died in a house fire early Saturday morning, January 25, 2014.

Mass of the Resurrection for Bill will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake with Fr. C.F. Wilhelm celebrating the Mass.

William M. "Bumpy" Hendrickx, Jr.

William M. "Bumpy" Hendrickx, Jr. 57 of Devils Lake, ND died in a house fire early Saturday morning, January 25, 2014.

Mass of the Resurrection for Bill will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake with Fr. C.F. Wilhelm celebrating the Mass.

Friends may call at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Friday, January 31st from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 5:00 p.m. and Time of Remembrance beginning at 6:00 p.m. Visitation on Saturday will be one hour prior to the funeral Mass.

Bill was born in Moorhead, MN, January 7, 1957, to William and Teresa (Dion) Hendrickx. He graduated from Moorhead High School in 1975. He went on to graduate from Moorhead Technical School with a degree in heating and air conditioning. After working in that field for several years, he returned to college and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from NDSU, Fargo, ND. At the time of his death, he worked for USDA’s Farm Service Agency as a loan specialist in Devils Lake, ND.

He enjoyed working on old tractors, motor vehicles; appreciated a good horse and a good dog, and had a fondness for cats. Bill was a fine team roper-preferring the role of healer, He was a member of the NDSU rodeo team during college, and participated in ranch rodeos and roping competitions until a few years ago when he developed tendinitis in his roping arm.

His friends and family knew his moral compass was set on honesty, fairness, and doing the right thing with a single minded focus. These virtues aided him at his job and in the direction of his life. His family loved him deeply and he returned their love in his own special way.

Bill is survived by his brothers and sisters and their families: Carmen Hendrickx, Fargo, ND, Louis and Cathy Hendrickx of Las Vegas, NV and their children Drew, Chet, and Leif; Jeff and Jolene Hendrickx, Bowman, ND and their children Beth and Tyler; and Jackie and Del Steckler, Moorhead, MN and their children Kasey and Shane; his Aunt Alice Doyle, and cousins Michele, Todd and Kevin and many cousins and other family.

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Teresa and beloved Uncle Locklyn Doyle.

Please direct any memorials to the American Diabetes Association-North Dakota at 1323 23rd Street South, Fargo, ND. 58301.

Friends may sign the online register book and share memories of Bill at www.gilbertsonfuneralhome.com

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