Glenn Richardson

Glenn Richardson

Glenn Arthur Richardson, 82, of Pine City, Minn., passed away peacefully at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
Glenn was born in Owatonna, Minn., June 2, 1931. He attended Washington County Schools (Hudson Road/Woodbury/Oakdale) and graduated in 1945. He later attended the University of Minnesota, School of Agriculture.
Glenn enlisted in the Army National Guard, Stillwater, Minn., in 1947, and was activated to the US Army in January of 1951. During this time, he served overseas during the Korean War and was honorably discharged on Sept. 16, 1952. Following, Glenn ran a gas hauling business for a few years and then proceeded to work at Hudson Elevator for four years. During this time, Glenn married Lois Kay Hanson on May 7, 1955. In the fall of 1958, they moved to a farm in rural Braham, Minn. and farmed with his father. When his father passed away in 1971, Glenn continued farming until his retirement in 1993. He retired from farming but then drove fertilizer and feed trucks for Rush City Federated Co-op for 10 years until fully retiring in 2004. Glenn and Lois moved to Pine City, Minn., in 2004 as well. Glenn was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Grothe-Jacobson Post #6692.
Glenn is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lois; four children, James (Virginia) Richardson, of Cambridge, Minn.; Linden (Karen) Richardson, of Blaine, Minn.; Sherri Reynertson, of Byron, Minn.; and Jeri (George) Neumann, of Northfield, Minn.; sister, Ruth Golda, of Oakdale; 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, an aunt, uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Glenn is preceded in death by son, Richard Richardson; parents, Clifford and Mildred Richardson; and brother, Donald Richardson.
The Rev. Laurie OShea officiated at Glenns funeral service at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rush City, Minn. Music was provided by Olivia Reynertson, Dianne Kirchberg and Rev. Laurie OShea. Casket bearers included Randy Richardson, Heidi Sprandel, Sydney Richardson, David Reynertson, Natalie Neumann and Paul Neumann with the interment in Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery at Rush Lake. Military honors for Glenn were provided by the Grothe-Jacobson VFW and the Minnesota National Guard.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the: Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City~ Olson Chapel. www.funeralandcremationservice.com

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