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Leon Richardson

Leon Richardson, 84, of Sioux Falls, SD, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at the Southridge Health Care Center.

Leon Richardson, son of Alva and Lillian (Hansen) Richardson, was born on July 12, 1931, in South Dakota. He received his education and graduated from Washington High School. Leon owned and operated a floral shop in Luverne, MN, for many years. He later ran a motel in Sioux Falls, SD, until moving to Reno, NV. Leon spent many years in Reno working as sexton for the Trinity Episcopal Church in Reno before returning to Sioux Falls in 2008. Leon was a member of First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD.

Leon enjoyed music and current affairs. He liked to collect Hummel figurines and had quite an extensive collection.

Having shared Leon's life are his daughter Kathy Richardson, Sioux Falls, SD; several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

Leon was preceded in death by his parents; a son Tommy; brothers Lorin Richardson, Linus Miller, Ronald Richardson; sisters Merva Schmidt, Generose Elmore, and Marguerite Knispel.

According to Leon's wishes, memorials are to be directed to First Lutheran Church.

Visitation will be from 8 am to 9 pm on Monday, November 30, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home, 507 South Main Avenue. A graveside service will be held at 12 pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at Hills of Rest Memorial Park.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Nov. 29, 2015
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