‘Lefty and the Spinners’ founder Scott Hendriks dies at age 70

Scott Leslie Hendriks, 70, of Muscatine, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022, at his home.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at the Salvation Army. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Scott’s honor to the family, in care of Peggy Hendriks. Online condolences may be made at www.wittichfuneralhome.com

Scott was born on February 3, 1951, in Muscatine, the son of Leslie Edmond and Lorrene Tietge Hendriks. Scott married Peggy Garrison on February 6, 2021, in Muscatine. He was previously married to Debbi Hatfield, they divorced in 2010.

He gave the gift of life through organ donation. Scott “Lefty” Hendriks formed the band Lefty and the Spinners in 1971, and was recently inducted into the Iowa Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. He joined the Muscatine Police Dept in 1973, retiring 26 years later, only to join the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Dept before completely retiring from law enforcement. Scott also worked at the Salvation Army of Muscatine County. He loved his children, grandchildren, and band buddies. Scott enjoyed trivia, staying home and watching TV or old movies, The Beatles, and sharing his candy Whoppers with his puppy, Sadie.

Those left to honor his memory include his family, Peggy Hendriks of Muscatine; Mendi Jenkins and her husband, Kevin, of Poquoson, Virginia, Melissa Wolfe and her husband, Willie, of , Maryville, Tennessee, and Bob Dearmore of Muscatine; grandchildren, Tyler, Tanner, Tristan, Taran, Tegan, Zack, Gavin, Jade, Erika, Dacoda, Robert James, and Michael and his wife, Amanda; his siblings, Holly Werning of Ely, Heidi Fields and her husband, Kevin, of Muscatine, and Jeff Hendriks and his wife, Cathy, of Muscatine; several sisters and brothers-in-law; several nieces and nephews; and his puppy, Sadie.

Scott was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Virgil Werning.