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Donald G. Richardson 1947-2021


Posted By: Barry R Huntsinger (email)
Date: 3/24/2021 at 20:58:06

Donald G. Richardson, the son of Gerald and Jeanette (Monk) Richardson, was born on September 15, 1947 in Jefferson, Iowa. He passed away on March 19, 2021 at the age of 73 years.

Don attended Estherville, Iowa schools before enlisting in the United States Navy in 1965. He was honorably discharged in 1968.

He worked for John Morrell & Co. for 10 years and as a truck driver for Blachowske & Fortune Trucking, he retired in 2011.

Don married JoAnn (Clark) Widdel on August 12, 2012.

He was a member of Grandview Baptist Church, the VFW, enjoyed motorcycles, cars, puttering around in the garage and spending time with his family.

Don is survived by his children, Brian Rupp of Windom, Minnesots, Luke Richardson (Amber), of Spirit Lake,Iowa, Apryl Richardson (Matt) of Spirit Lake, and Melissa Quitevis (Rocky) of Des Moines, Iowa; 9 Stepchildren; 14 grandchildren; sisters, Kathy Nordhausen of Estherville and Bonnie (Dennis) Davis, of Estherville; sister-in-law, Phyllis Richardson; nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Marie Grems, of Estherville.

Don is preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Richardson, his parents, Gerald and Jeanette (Monk) Richardson, his brother, Daniel Richardson, nieces Allisha Davis and Terri Jager; great-nephew, Elijah Chad Norhausen and step-son, Brian David Queener.

Don's family requests you wear gray to his service in honor of the Gray Matters Foundation.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Grandview Baptist Church in Estherville with interment at Oak Hill Cemetery in Estherville.

(Source: Henry-Olson Funeral Home in Estherville.)


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