Fred Hendershot Jr.

Date of Birth

Aug 18,1923

Date of Death

Oct 30,2012

NAME Fred "Phred" Hendershot Jr. , age 89, of Elburn, passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 30, 2012. Fred was born August 18, 1923, the son of Fred Sr. and Corinne Hendershot in Tecumseh, MI. As a young child his family moved to Oak Park, IL where he attended local schools. Around the age of eight, he took on his first job selling newspapers. Fred went on to graduate from Oak Park High School, where he was a member of the Oak Park- River Forest football team. After graduating high school he enlisted in the US Army where he proudly served his country stateside during WWII. He went to officer school and earned the rank of Second Lieutenant. Valuing education, Fred continued his education upon his return to civilian life by enrolling in the University of Michigan, where he studied Business. On June 14, 1947 Fred married his high school sweetheart Barbara Ann Swikard and they were happily married for the next 52 years before Barbara Ann’s passing in 1999. In 1948 they welcomed their first child Susan. Over time their family grew to include Kurt, Mark, Karla, Janet, and Lance. In the 1950s after spending some time finding a place to call home, they settled in Mt. Prospect for the next 25 years. In March of 1981 Fred and his family moved to Elburn where they created many more memories. Over the years Fred worked as a salesman for Ware Aluminum Windows and Frama Building Products. Fred was a long time member of St. Charles Moose Lodge #1368. He also spent time volunteering his time with the Salvation Army and Golden Diners. SURVIVORS: He is survived by his childrenKurt (Sandy) HendershotMark (Christine) HendershotKarla (Mike) TeafoeJanet HendershotLance (Courtney) HendershotGrandchildren:Derek, Kendra, Bekki, Kyle, Taryn, Mitchel, Haley, Wyatt, Landon5 great-granchildren with 2 on the way.Sister Barbara Jean HendershotPRECEDED:He is preceded by his loving wife of 52 years Barbara Ann and his daughter Susan Reed.VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be held Saturday November 3, 2012 from 12pm to 3:45 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St. Elburn. A memorial service celebrating Fred’s life will begin at 4pm at the funeral home. Pastor Lisa Kruse-Stafford of Cornerstone United Methodist Church will officiate. MEMORIAL A special message from Fred:"In lieu of flowers, or donations I ask you take a friend to lunch or dinner and tell him or her the things we think of only after someone is gone."Tributes and condolences may be mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. You can read Fred’s full life story on the web at

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