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Charles W. “Chuck” Henderson, 70

Sep 22, 2008

Lincoln, Neb. — Charles W. “Chuck” Henderson, age 70, of Lincoln died Aug. 1, 2008, at the Homestead Nursing Home in Lincoln after a brave fight with Parkinson’s Disease. Friends and family are invited to attend a noon lunch and informal memorial service to celebrate Chuck’s life on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at 12 p.m., at Parker Oaks Communities (Dikker’s Hall) in Winnebago. Private family graveside services will be in Riverside Cemetery at rural Winnebago. Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago is in charge of arrangements.

He was born March 31, 1938, at Winnebago, the son of Rex and Theresa (Hoberg) Henderson Sr.

He was a graduate of Winnebago High School in 1956. Chuck attended Hamline University in St. Paul for three years and graduated from Mankato State in 1962. He was always proud of his professional baseball career with the Chicago White Sox and his years playing basketball at Hamline and Mankato. His professional and family life were spent in Mankato, Duluth, Boulder, Colo., Detroit, Mich., and Lincoln. He retired in 2003 as president of the University of Nebraska Technology Park. Chuck was an avid hunter, loved to travel, and was competitive in many sports.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years: Janet (Nagel) Henderson of Lincoln, son Jay (Tawnya) Henderson and children Milana and Charlie of Huntington Beach, Calif., daughter Beth (Kevin) Pringle and children Trey, Kennadee, Tate and Kayden of Lincoln, special friend Rachel Leonard and nephew Rex Henderson of Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials are preferred to the Winnebago Museum Fund, Lincoln Community Foundation (Care Giver Relief Fund) Lincoln, or to the family.