Darrell “Bud” Richardson age 92, of Amery, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 28, 2019 in Amery, Wisconsin.
Darrell “Bud” Richardson was born on January 27, 1927 to Millard and Grace (Hulleman) Richardson in Ireton, Iowa. He finished the 8th grade and farmed with his father in many locations such as Iowa, Wisconsin and Missouri. In his early twenties he left the farm to start his life. He worked in Deer Park as an auto body repair and mechanic, he worked for Stillwater motors, Doboy in the paint department, Marina on the St. Croix varnishing boats, Power plant in Bayport as an electrician and then at the Clear Lake Schools as a bus driver and mechanic. During this time he married Phyllis Boettcher on May 28, 1955 in Augusta, Wisconsin and they made their home just North of Deer Park, Wisconsin where they raised 4 daughters, Diane Richardson of Mission Viejo, California, Darilyn Richardson of Amery, Donna Richardson of Amery, Wisconsin and Deanna Richardson of Mission Viejo, California.
Bud lost his wife of 33 years on July 3, 1988. He moved to South Street in Amery, Wisconsin where he enjoyed snow blowing for his neighborhood, driving cars for Jeff Manlove, making rice krispies for Cary & Mark and taking care of his home and yard. He was always willing to help his neighbors, he especially loved going to the Amery family restaurant with Chili and Gzime and all of the girls there as well as Bremer Bank on Fridays and having coffee at the senior center.
He is preceded in death by his wife Phyllis, parents, Millard and Grace, 4 brothers, Lewis (Sweed), Glen (Tony), John (Jack) and Harry (Dutch) and 2 sisters, Leona and Iris. He is survived by his four daughters, Diane, Darilyn, Donna and Deanna; grandchildren, Donnie, Timmy, Cassie and Drew; great-grandchildren, Thomas, Alex, Kasey, Courtney, Wyatt as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. He will be greatly missed.
The Casketbearers for the service will be Grace, Ella and Anna Williamson, Claire and Charlie Flanum, Janysa and Kimmy Adiloska.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the East Lincoln Alliance Church with Pastor Randy Schussman officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 PM on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Williamson-White Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the Church. Interment will immediately take place following the service at the East Lincoln Cemetery.
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Arrangements were entrusted to the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 222 Harriman Avenue North Amery, Wisconsin 54001.