From the Huntington Herald Press Online, June 11, 2001
A memorial Mass for Richard “Lee” Hendricks Jr. was held Saturday, June 2, at the Little Flower Catholic Church in South Bend. Mr. Hendricks, 45, of Mishawaka, died May 25, 2001, at the home of his sister, Sara Pearson, South Bend, after a long illness. Mr. Hendricks was employed as an artist and designer for Michiana Telecasting, WNDU Stations at Notre Dame University. He had formerly worked in Dallas, Texas, as art director for various publishing companies and as an art instructor at the Art Institute of Dallas. He was a member of the Little Flower Catholic Church, South Bend, the WNDU Art Department, and Golden Dome Productions. He was active in cancer education and survival as a member of Soul Survivors and Little Flower Support Groups. He graduated from John Adams High School, South Bend, in 1974 and the University of Notre Dame in 1978. He was born Oct. 21, 1955, in Huntington to Richard L. and Sally Lowey Hendricks. His parents survive and live in South Bend. Other survivors include his fiancée, Rebecca LeVeque, South Bend; four sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Sara) Pearson and Natalie Hendricks, both of South Bend, Mrs. Mark (Paula) Lacina, Vashon, Wash., and Mrs. Eric (Charlotte) Swartz, Lake in the Hills, Ill.; and his grandmother, Mildred A. Hendricks, Huntington. Mr. Hendricks donated his body to the Indiana University Medical School, Department of Anatomical Studies. Preferred memorials are to the Hospice of St. Joseph County, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN 46637; or to the Little Flower Wellness Ministry, 54191 N. Ironwood, South Bend, IN 46637.