Gilbert Y. Hendricks

October 10, 1955April 30, 2019

Gilbert Y. Hendricks was born to Dorothy (Lord) and George Y. Hendricks on October 10, 1955 in York, NE. He passed away on April 30, 2019 in Lincoln, NE. Gil was raised in the McCool Junction area and was a graduate of McCool Junction High School. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business from Arizona State University. His MBA was from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA.

Gilbert was preceded in death by his father, his sister Pamela and his mother. He is survived by his former wife Karen Hendricks, his son Justin Hendricks and his daughter Blair Hendricks, all of Helena, MT; his brothers, Steve (Debbie) Hendricks of Lincoln, NE, Patrick (Janice) Hendricks of Tulsa, OK and Stanford (Julie) Hendricks of Doniphan, NE; as well as nieces, nephews, aunts, uncle and cousins.

A memorial service in honor of Gilbert will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the McCool Junction United Methodist Church. Inurnment will follow at the McCool Cemetery.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 29, 2019


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Debi (Gross) Lancaster

June 24, 2019

Dear family of Gilbert,

I was very saddened to read Gilbert’s obituary in the York News-Times.
Being a slightly younger cousin, I never interacted much with Gilbert at family gatherings and reunions. However, the summer of 1977 Gilbert hired me to work for him in his honey bee business. He was a very kind, but serious, boss. At first I helped to stack the hives onto the back of his truck, then began waxing the empty frames. I was sad to see the job come to an end when Gilbert left with his then full truck for the Southwestern States. I and a friend who also worked waxing frames, have reminisced about our time working for Gilbert that summer, more than once. They are such fond memories and I treasure them.

I so desire to attend the service to honor Gilbert, and see all of you. Unfortunately, health issues do not allow me to travel. I will be lifting you up in prayer.


Debi (Gross) Lancaster
Irving, Texas