Obit: Richardson, Earl #2 (1921 - 2013)

Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Richardson, Brockway, Anderson, Spate

----Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal, Clark County, WI ) 05 June 2013

Richardson, Earl (20 Jan 1921-01 June 2013

Earl H. Richardson, 92, Chippewa Falls, formerly of Greenwood, went home to be with the Lord at the Wisconsin Veteran’s Home, Chippewa Falls, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, June 6, at the Missionary Baptist Church, Greenwood. Rev. Rob Love and Rev. David Sommerfeld will co-officiate. Burial will follow in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eric Cole, Seth Spate, John Spate, Mark Wallace, Nathan Spate and Gerry Richardson. Military rites will be conducted by the Greenwood American Legion Post # 238. Visitation will be held at the church, on Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

Earl Harry Richardson was born on Jan, 20, 1921, in Zion, Ill., the son of Harry and Milodred (Nee Brockway) Richardson. He attended elementary school in Zion and high school in Waukegan, Ill. Earl enlisted in the U.S. Army Paratroopers, 82nd Airbourne Division, 508 Regiment, in Oct. 1942. While on leave, he married the former Rachel Anderson on March 5, 1943, in Zion, Ill., and they shared 70 years together. Earl served in the European theatre of operation and was honorably discharged in December 1945. In 1951, the family moved to Greenwood where they farmed until 1978. After retiring from farming, Earl was busy in his workshop, known as Letter Craft, making signs and letters for businesses and individual. He was a member of Missionary Baptist Church in Greenwood, serving as Sunday School teacher, deacon, and treasurer for many years. He was also a member of the Greenwood American Legion Post #238 and the Gideons International. In 1989, Earl was a founding board member of Liberty Christian School, Chippewa Falls, and its treasure for than 20 years.

Earl is survived by his wife, Rachel Richardson, Chippewa Falls, a daughter, Patricia (John) Spate, Chippewa Falls; a daughter-in-law, Rhoda Richardson, Rockford, Ill.; grandchildren, Nathan (Tara) Spate, Jacksonville, Fla., Seth Spate, Winter Garden, Fla., Pricilla (Eric) Cole, Huntsville, Ala., Jim Richardson, Rockford, Ill., Gerry (Karen) Richardson, Rockford, Ill., Shannon (Mark) Wallace, Rockford, Ill., and Shari (Vance) Threatt, Pilugerville, Texas; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters; Marjorie (Lyle) Springer, Beach Park, Ill, and Myrtle Ortwig, Loyal; one brother, Glenn (Elsie)Richardson, Zion, Ill.; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Brent, in 2007; two sisters, Ethel Pushee and Gladys Curran; and one brother, Ernest Richardson.

Memorial donations in honor of Earl will be made by the family at a later date.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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