ABC Supply Mourns Loss of Founder and CEO Ken Hendricks

Posted December 24, 2007

BELOIT, Wis. -- It is with great sadness that we share the news that Ken Hendricks, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of ABC Supply, passed away early Friday morning, December 21. He suffered a massive head injury as a result of a fall at a construction site at his home Thursday evening and died in surgery. He was 66 years old.

This is an enormous tragedy and a great loss to the family, associates, and the community. Right now, we are focused on working through the initial impact of this tragedy with primary focus on the Hendricks family, as we keep them in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

Funeral services have been set for noon on Friday, Dec. 28, at First Lutheran Church, Janesville, with Rev. James Melvin officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Viewing will be on Thursday, Dec. 27 at the Eclipse Center (Old Beloit Mall) from 3:00 p.m. until the time of a memorial service at 7:00 p.m. and again on Friday at First Lutheran Church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Beloit Regional Hospice. Schneider Apfel Schneider & Schneider Funeral Home is handling arrangements for the family. The on-line obituary and registry can be viewed at