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William A. RICHARDS Obituary
Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend - Age 68 Passed away peacefully on August 23, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family, as he had wished. Bill was born on July 26, 1945, grew up in Eveleth, and graduated as a Golden Bear in 1963. He married Patricia Madsen of Hibbing and they shared 45 wonderful years together. He was a masterful chef and plied his trade in restaurant management throughout the Twin Cities area. After 18 years at Sysco Minnesota, he retired in 2010. Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy; his father, John; and his sister, Diane Metsa. Bill is survived by his wife Patricia, son Jess (Karen), daughters Jane (Dan) Duvall and Abigail (Corey) Helf; grandchildren, Jacob, Adam, Josephine, and Lauren. Bill is also survived by his step-mother, Gilda, brothers and sisters: J. Carver (Barbara); David (Barbara); Kathryn (Dale) Cremers; Robert (Claudia); Dan; Jane (Bruce) Strom; Brother Paul, OSB; Roberta Huffer; Barbara (Phil) Elberfeld; Jean; Jerome (Beth); and Fr. Peter, as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 1:00 PM Wednesday at the CHURCH OF ST. PETER (Main Church), 1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy., Mendota. Private Burial. Visitation at Willwerscheid Natural Burial & Cremation, 235 W Wentworth Ave., West St. Paul 4-8 PM Tuesday and at church 1 hour prior to Mass. 651-457-7938


Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 25, 2013
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