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Marion Elaine (Ahlgren) Henderkott

March 12, 1924September 12, 2020

Marion Elaine (Ahlgren) Henderkott, of Davenport, IA, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020, surrounded by her children.

She was 96.5 years old. A private graveside service will be held for the family. She will be laid to rest in Davenport Memorial Park. Online condolences and a livestream of the service are available at www.rungemortuary.com.

Marion was born on March 12, 1924, in Dewitt, Iowa. She was the fourth of ten children. The family later moved to LeClaire, Iowa. She was united in marriage to William H. Henderkott on October 25, 1946 in Davenport, IA, and they were married for 66 years. Bill died in 2012 at the age of 92. They shared the same birthday: March 12. After graduating from LeClaire High School, she worked at the Rock Island Arsenal during World War II and later at the Davenport Woolworth where she baked 120 pies per day. Marion worked part-time at the Bettendorf Middle School Cafeteria for 17 years and was a full-time homemaker. She loved to bake. Her family and friends enjoyed her delicious cookies, pies, and cakes.

She and Bill loved to travel. They took family vacations every summer. After the kids left home, they enjoyed many winters in Florida and Arizona with their friends in the Moose RV Camping Club. They also enjoyed the Daytona 500 races, were great ballroom dancers, and played cards and dominos almost every weekend.

Left to cherish her sweet memory are her children: Janice, Jim (Pat), Jack (friend Barb), and Jay (Jill); six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Carol (Sid) Sidlinger; and many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.

Special thanks to the staff at Bickford in Davenport and the Clarissa Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.


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Marion Elaine (Ahlgren) Henderkott

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Jan Henderkott

September 21, 2020

A note from Janice, Jim, Jack and Jay Henderkott - we are so grateful for all the calls, cards, kindness and prayers offered to us - your support and encouragement were/are greatly appreciated.
We will miss mom terribly in so many ways. But we find hope in these words of Jesus, " I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live even if they die." John 11:25
-- the Henderkott children and their families

Sandra Lewis

September 18, 2020

Hello Jan, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I got meet both your parents a long time ago. I felt very comfortable and welcomed in their home. Even in these difficult times, we rejoice because your mom is with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen. Praying for your family that they find peace and comfort. Love you bunches, friends and sisters in the Lord for life.

Julie Petersen

September 18, 2020

I remember (Great) Aunt Marion and Uncle Bill for their wonderful dancing! Such a sweet couple. You are all in my thoughts.
Julie Enderle Petersen

Dave Peterson

September 17, 2020

Hello old friend, sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My family is sending support and prayers to you and yours at this difficult time. Take care of each other.

Shelby Yankee

September 17, 2020

Aunt Marion was such an intelligent lady with a great sense of humor. She was the go to person for family history.

We surprised her one day when we caught her at K&K Hardware
store and she told us she was not suppose to drive her car. Now the secret is out!

Aunt Marion was loved by all and will be deeply missed.

Shelby and Steve Yankee

Sharon Imming

September 17, 2020

Jack and family: So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a neat lady. I still remember the time we were all together in California visiting my Mom & Dad, Marge & Mac McNulty. My prayers to you and the family.

Allen McCaulley

September 16, 2020

To the family,

I am so sorry for your loss. It was about 20 months ago that I lost my Mom, and I remember that Janice and Marion paid their respects at the visitation. Like my brothers and myself, you were lucky. We had great parents.

John Voelliger

September 16, 2020

Jim & the Henderkott family,
Sorry to hear of your moms passing ! What pretty ladie , sounds like you she enjoy life! especially in the baking field 😋

May all your memory’s, help you all during the healing path you will travel.


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