Cover photo for Greg "Shorty" Henderson Sr.'s Obituary
1946 Greg 2022

Greg "Shorty" Henderson Sr.

July 15, 1946 — June 7, 2022

Alexandrea

Gregory "Shorty" Dean Henderson Sr.

Age 75, of Alexandria, MN, passed away unexpectedly June 7, 2022.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, MerriLee; sons, Greg Jr (Chelsie), Geoff (Amy); grandchildren, Sophie, Grady, Svea, Shaina, and Nora; and brother, Joel (Jane).

Greg was a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College where he majored in Business.  He owned a petroleum company, Zahl Equipment, along with his brother and father.  In later years he owned Cedarbriar Enterprises and drove for Shaw Trucking, Rivard Companies, and Mark Lee Excavating.  Greg was a member of the East Bethel Fire Department for 22 years, serving as Chief for part of his tenure.  He retired to the lake in Alexandria, MN in 2011.  He and his wife spent their winters in their Green Valley, AZ home for 15 years.  Greg loved his grandchildren, fishing, NASCAR races, traveling, the outdoors, and going to dog shows with Merri.  He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

A celebration of Greg’s life will be held at 2 PM on Friday, June 17th, 2022, at Mattson Funeral home in Forest Lake, MN.  Family will be greeting friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Interment will be held at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Memorials preferred to Revive Church in Forest Lake, MN

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Greg "Shorty" Henderson Sr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, June 17, 2022

1:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Celebration of Life

Friday, June 17, 2022

Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 20

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree