Dennis Richardson obituary
On Nov. 7, 2020 Dennis (Denny) Eugene Richardson, a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away at the age of 84 years old surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer.
Denny was born June 22, 1936 in Coldwater, Mich. to Claude and Kathryn Richardson and grew up with three siblings, John Richardson, Steffany Kirk and Holly (Richardson) Crawford.
He lived a full life with many adventures and occupations. He received his master’s degree at University of Oregon in Eugene. He served in the Navy during the Korean War from October 1954 until September 1956. Denny married Catherine Young on Feb. 9, 1960. Denny taught Industrial Arts for nearly 12 years, worked various jobs and finally, worked as a vocational counselor at Scott County for 13 years before retiring. Denny and Catherine raised four beautiful children, Kim, Kippi, Shawn, and Joshua. Denny and Catherine were married for 33 loving years before she preceded him in death.
Denny had a passion for woodworking and loved to renovate homes, but what he enjoyed most were the birthday parties with his grandchildren. He was a kind, loving, and generous man who loved the Lord.
Later in life, Denny met Karen Moses, a widow. They forged a friendship and loving relationship and the two were married on Aug. 7, 2012. He was devoted to Karen, his family and extended family.
Denny was preceded in death by his father, Claude; his mother, Kathryn, his loving wife, Cathy; his sister, Steffany; his sons, Shawn and Joshua.
He is survived by his wife Karen; his two daughters, Kim (Bill) and Kippi (Jim); his surviving daughter-in-laws, Ruth and Christine; Karen’s children, Kärin (Moses) Wollan and Duren Moses; and grandchildren, Heather (Jordan), Hannah (Michael), Laurel (Guy), Holly, Jasmin, Leah, Isaiah, Taylor, Shawn, Kaden, and Emma; great-grandchildren, Grace, Hunter, Landon, Tessa, and Emmett; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at a later date. Arrangements with the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel, Lake City. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.