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K. Morris Richardson, 86, Solon

April 10, 2012
The Daily Freeman Journal

K. Morris Richardson, 86, of Solon, Iowa died April 6, 2012 at the Lantern Park Care and Rehabilitation Center in Coralville, after a brief illness. Visitation will be at the Foster Funeral and Cremation Center from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday with graveside services at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Calvary Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post # 191 of Webster City.

Kenneth Morris Richardson, son of Carl and Cora Yates Richardson, was born July 7, 1925 on a farm near Homer, Iowa. He received his education in the Webster City school system. In November of 1943, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Following his discharge in December of 1945, he returned to Webster City. On November 18, 1945, he married Ruth Maxine Kastler at Webster City. The couple resided in Webster City, where he was an officer in the Webster City Police Department. He also was a salesman for Baber Ford. In 1962, he started his own used car dealership under the name "Richardson Auto Sales".

In 1973, he and Ruth moved to Solon to his "dream" home on the Coralville Reservoir. While in Solon, he worked as a salesman in a hardware store and sporting goods store. Ruth died January 3, 1979.

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K. Morris Richardson

Morrie is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and Woody Ewing of Allerton; Joyce and Doc Richardson of Eagan, MN; Janis O'Donnell of Houston, TX; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Sally Richardson of Solon; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Pauline Richardson of Webster City; sisters-in-law, Fern Richardson and Bette Richardson, both of Webster City; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Ellen O'Donnell; Burt, Norman (Sib) and Sterling (Todd) Richardson; sisters, Dorothy Bohlen, Helen Wehrheim and Frances Richardson; two brothers-in-law; a sister-in-law and two nieces.

He was a 60 year member of the Webster City American Legion post # 191 and Solon American Legion Post # 460 and a dedicated Hawkeye fan. An avid fisherman he spent many hours on the Boone River, and hunting in Hamilton County and surrounding counties with his family and friends. He could fix anything that was broken. He was always there when his family needed him.

Memorials may be made to the Iowa City Hospice.

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