Kenneth Richardson, 88, of Staples, passed away April 23, 2018, at Lakewood Health System Hospital surrounded by family and loved ones.
Mass of Christian Burial was held April 26 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Father Joe Korf officiating.
Interment with Military Honors by Motley American Legion Post #124 was held at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.
Arrangements were by Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples.
Kenneth was born August 2, 1929 in Winona to Clarence and Helen Richardson. He served in the U.S. Army and was Honorably Discharged. Kenneth married Kathryn King on October 11, 1949 in Winona. They were married for 65 years. They moved to Staples in 1969, where Ken worked at Benson Optical for 39 years until his retirement. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples, American Legion, VFW and was an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed helping out at church, hunting, fishing, yard work, playing cards, sports and spending time with his family.
Kenneth is survived by five daughters, Christine (Swede) Colsen and their five sons; Nancy Lamusga and her six children; Kathryn Blessing and her nine children; Joni (Darrel) Oberloh and their three children; Lisa Richardson-Emola (Bradley) and their two children and two sons, Michael (JoAnne) Richardson and their two children; Tedd (Brenda) Richardson, and their six children; 26 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.