K. Morris Richardson, 86, of Solon, died April 6, 2012, at the Lantern Park Care and Rehabilitation Center in Coralville, after a brief illness. Graveside services were held April 11 at the Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted by American Legion Post #191 of Webster City. A memorial service in Solon, at St. Mary’s is pending.
Kenneth Morris Richardson, son of Carl and Cora Yates Richardson, was born July 7, 1925, on a farm near Homer. 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 1945, he returned to Webster City.
On Nov. 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, 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 Jan. 3, 1979.
Morrie is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and Woody Ewing of Allerton; Joyce and Doc Richardson of Eagan, Minn.; Janis O’Donnell of Houston, Texas; 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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