Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1943.
Administrative assistant to vice-president, director operations business committee division, ITT Telecommunications Corporation, Des Plaines, Illinois, 1980-1982; administrative assistant to executive vice president, Wholesale Stationers' Association, Des Plaines, 1982-1984; membership services coordinator, editor membership roster, Wholesale Stationers' Association, Des Plaines, 1984-1988; field editor, Office World News, BUS Publication Group, Jericho, New York, 1988-1992.
Chair safety committee Cumberland School Parent-Teachers Association, Des Plaines, 1957-1958, publicity 1960-1961. Board directors Maine West High School Music Boosters, Des Plaines, 1967-1969. Captain finance doctor Young Men’s Christian Association, Des Plaines, 1964.
Member diaconate board, visitation coordinator, growth and membership board 1st Congressional Church, Des Plaines. Member Art Institute Chicago, Peale Center for Christian Living. Member National Association of Female Executives, American Association of University Women (chair social committee 1983-1984, editor newsletter 1984-1985, 88-94, newsletter 1st place award 1993, membership committee 1988-1994, Northwest Suburban Illinois branch Educational foundation contribution made in honor 1992, 95), Daughters of the American Revolution, American Society Association Executives (certified membership marketing 1986), American Society Professional and Executive Women, American Association Editorial Cartoonists Auxiliary, Chicago Society Association Executives (registrar 1984-1985), Society Professional Journalists, American Business Editors and Writers, National Society Magna Charta Dames, American of Royal Descent, Northwestern University Guild, Northwestern University Club Chicago, Northwestern University Half Century Club, Alpha Gamma Delta.
Married Arthur Allen Henrikson, July 3, 1943. Children: Diane Elizabeth Henrikson Russell, Janet Christine, Michele Charlene Henrikson Smetana.