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HAMPSHIRE - Gary Walter Richardson, 73,passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 9, 2018, in his home. He was born Oct. 29, 1944 in Lansing, MI the son of Arthur and Dorothy (Swanton) Richardson. Gary received his Bachelors Degree from Western Michigan University and served in the Wisconsin National Guard in the early 70's. He married Linda J. Scott on Jan. 23, 1972 in the Burlington Methodist Church. In their early married years, Gary worked in the Hotel industry and he and Linda lived in several states during this time. In the early 80's he began working in the food industry's meat business and retired after working in meat distribution for Tyson Foods. Gary and Linda worked together in their wood crafting business for 30 years and enjoyed many trips together to the casino in Iowa. Surviving are his wife, Linda; a sister, Christy (Richard) Brandt; nieces, Amy, and Sherri; an aunt, Joan Riggs; sisters in law, Cindy (Dan) Shoulders, and Penny (Fred) Logan; nephews and nieces in law, Holly (Jason) Stevens, Corey (Deb) Stevens, Shelly Logan, Justin Logan, Jeff (Holly) Shoulders, Michael (Lisa) Shoulders; and many great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm Sunday, Oct. 14 at Fredrick Funeral Home, 284 Park St, Hampshire. Burial will follow in the Hampshire Center Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 12 noon to the 2 pm service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the Bob and Edna Meadows Regional Cancer Call Center, 77 N. Airlite Rd., Elgin, IL 60123. For information, call 847-683-2711 or visit www.fredrickfuneralhome.com .
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Oct. 12, 2018
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