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Dr. Harold (Hal) Arthur Henrikson
(09-14-1932 - 04-23-2018)

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Dr. Harold (Hal) Arthur Henrikson, age 85, of Elgin, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 23, 2018. He was born in Kirkwood, Illinois on September 14, 1932 to parents Arthur and Mildred Henrikson. Hal was married for 56 years to the love of his life, Marcelyn Jean (Clements), until her death in 2013. Hal completed his doctorate in education and served as an elementary school principal in Elgin, Illinois at Lowrie, Lincoln, Franklin, Hillcrest, and Century Oaks Schools. In 1988 he received a “Those Who Excel” award from the Illinois State Board of Education. Hal enjoyed helping his family, serving at the First Presbyterian Church of Elgin, reading, learning, storytelling, gardening, renovating houses, golfing, playing tennis, and hiking in Colorado. Hal is survived by his children Martha (Maureen), Andy (Jennifer), Ben (Tamara), and grandchildren Lindsey, Kelsey, Spencer, Jessica, Marshall, Megan, Tate, Mason, and MayLee. Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM followed by a memorial service at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church of Elgin, 240 Standish Street. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Hal’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church or the School District U-46 Educational Foundation (https://www.u-46.org/Page/6896). Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is assisting the family. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com. 

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