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Clarke Hendrich, Co-Founder of Winter Term in Service, Dies at 86

March 30, 2011

94229March 30, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Howard "Clarke" Hendrich, a co-founder of the DePauw University program known today as Winter Term in Service, passed away on Monday, March 28. He was 86 years old. (at left: Hendrich in 1971; photo by Ralph Taylor)

A lifelong farmer in Putnam County, in 1972, Hendrich -- along with professor of mathematics Clinton Gass and DePauw chaplain Marvin Swanson, created the Winter Term in Mission, as it was first known. Originally sponsored by the United Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief, projects typically consisted of some construction and medical work and included DePauw students. The program continues to this day.

Hendrich also served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

An obituary can be accessed at the website of Greencastle's Banner-Graphic.