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April 13, 1951 – October 3, 2022

John Elliot Richardson was born on April 13, 1951 in Minneapolis, MN to Harold and Dorothy (McIntosh) Richardson.

John attended Robbinsdale High School and graduated in 1970.  John then enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served his country during the Vietnam War where he received a bronze star.

After John got out of the service, he was married to Teresa and had 2 wonderful children. He lived in the metro area before meeting Kimberlee in 1993.

John, retired in 2016, from Wayzata High School as a custodian, but still continued working in his garage making agriculture screens for Westrup.   John worked for Chaska Building Center (Chaska) and Gustafson (Shakopee) prior.

John was united in marriage to Kimberlee (Wittenberg) Richardson of Buffalo, MN in 1994.  John and Kimberlee lived just south of Buffalo on 10 acres. John learned to love living in the country when he met Kim. John loved woodworking, Ford Mustangs, Bowling, His dogs and cats, watching Twins/Vikings/Gophers, Golfing, gardening, riding 4 wheelers, going out to breakfast, going to casinos, pull tabs, scratch off tickets (hoping to win big), BBQs with family, and putzing / napping in his shop.

John died on Monday, October 3rd, 2022 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN, battling cancer for the second time.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberlee Richardson; Son Nick (Amanda) Richardson of Anoka, MN, and Daughter Cheri Richardson of Anoka, MN, Step-Son, Mike (Tara) Moy of Waverly, MN, Step-Daughter Melanie Moy (Tom Griffith) of Montrose, MN.

John had 6 Grandchildren, Austin Richardson of Anoka, MN, Lexi Richardson of Anoka, MN, Jaxson Richardson of Anoka, MN, Dylan Ellingboe (Linnea Bollum) of Apple Valley, MN, Brandon Ellingboe of Chaska, MN, Kylen Ellingboe of Chaska, MN.

Brother, Jerry (Sue) Richardson of Mesa, AZ, Sister-in-Law Sue (Doug) Johnson of Owatonna, MN, Brother-in-Law Jeff (Cindy) Beadell of Hutchinson, MN, Brother-in-law Russ (Tess) Wittenberg of Bremerton, WA, Sister-in-Law Becky Wittenberg (Don Barber) of Lutz, FL, Sister-in-Law Shelly (Bruce) Bersie of Waverly, MN, Sister-in-Law Lisa (Jeff) Johnson of Hernando, FL, numerous Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Dorothy Richardson, Brother Jim Richardson, and Father-In-Law Edward Wittenberg.

A Memorial Service for John Richardson will be held on Saturday October 15th, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.  Pastor Dean Brown will officiate.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 15th from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the funeral home.

A small gathering after the service at The Richardson residence just south of Buffalo.

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Betty Schultz

    Kim and family,
    My deepest sympathy to you all. John was a nice person and will be missed.
    Your cousin Betty

  2. Myra Cappuccino

    So sorry for your loss. Heaven gained another good one. Praying for comfort and peace for all of you.

  3. Dave Ahlm

    Kim and family, thinking of you at this time. John was a good guy!

  4. Laura Baumgart

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you navigate this incredible loss. Lots of love to Kim, Melanie, Mike and the rest of John’s family and friends.

  5. Carol Carlson

    So very sorry to hear of John’s passing. One is never ready for the passing of a life partner. Our prayers go out to you and your family through these times. May God grant you strength and peace.
    Brian and Carol Carlson
    Verda Wittenberg

  6. Jerimarie

    Let god guide your way and let the light shine down on you! Love ya Mel.


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