Ronald Alan Henderson


Ron Henderson, Holyoke, 70, passed from this life as a result of severe sepsis on November 19, 2021 at the Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. His wife was at his side as he took his last breath. He was born October 27, 1951 in Superior, Wisconsin to Dick and Susan (Hedman) Henderson.

Ron attended and graduated from Wrenshall School. After graduating he began working for Burlington Northern Railroad in the track department in 1971. He worked as a track foreman in later years and retired in 1999.

Ron lived all his life on the farm that had been in his family since 1915, with the exception of a few years attending vocational school and after his marriage to Teri. Shortly after they were married, they moved back to the farm and in 1984 Ron began building their home. He started raising registered Black Angus beef cattle in 1986 and raising upwards of over 100 cattle at one time.

On April 26, 1985 he was blessed with a daughter, Sara Jo Lyn, who will always be “Daddy’s little girl”. He took pride in teaching her how to fix things from snowblowers to installing light fixtures, and as she grew older, she took pride in the fact that she knew how to do those things thanks to her dad. Ron became Grampa, a title that he wore very proudly, on August 3, 2009 when Khloe was born (with whom he had a very special bond) and again on April 17, 2013 when Natalie was born. He loved spending time with Sara’s family. He was so proud of them.

Ron loved hunting, fishing and traveling. He became a NASCAR fan thanks to his wife’s love of the sport and was a Jimmie Johnson fan. He and Teri attended many races at Daytona, Talledaga, Michigan and Kansas. Ron was addicted to Gunsmoke and other old westerns.

Ron and Teri loved traveling by air, land and sea. Daytona Beach was their favorite vacationing destination. Road trips to Daytona Beach, New Orleans, South Padre Island, the Black Hills and other places in the U.S. were always great memory makers. They loved to cruise to Alaska, Aruba, Panama Canal, Mexico and Panama, South America.

Ron is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Delores (1989) and Arlene (2021), and father-in law Acie (2001).

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Teri; daughter Sara Jo Lyn (Doug) Lentsch, of Eagan; granddaughters Khloe Priscilla Jo Lentsch and Natalie Summer Lyn Lentsch, both of Eagan; brother Richard (Gail) of Alachua, Florida; sister-in-law Yvonne Ryg, St. Paul; nephew Alex Lode of Blaine; and several cousins and a whole lot of friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 15th, 2022 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Holyoke Town Hall, Holyoke, Minnesota. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Summit Cemetery, Foxboro, Wisconsin. We respectfully suggest wearing masks.