Roger Louis Richardson Sr., age 70, passed away at Solvay House in Duluth, MN on March 16, 2018 with his family by his side.
Roger was born in El Paso, Wisconsin on June 16, 1947 to Loren and Dorothy (Cook) Richardson. He was raised in Mounds View, MN and moved to Richland, WA in 1967. Roger spent some time in California and Benton City, WA, he returned to Minnesota in August of 1982. Attending and graduating from Mounds View High School in June of 1965, Roger enlisted in the U.S. Army the same month. He went to basic training at Fort Knox Kentucky as draftees were being sent to Vietnam. On May 19, 1978 Roger married Carrie Peterson. Roger had many talents and worked throughout the years as an electrical engineer, draftsman, and boiler maker. As part of the community Roger was a city councilman throughout the years. Roger was known as a “Family Man First”, he loved to surround himself with friends and family. He also enjoyed agate hunting, fishing, hunting, bonfires, crafting beer, and riding his motorcycle. Roger was an avid wood worker who created many unique pieces. In the 1990’s Roger broadened his interests and hobbies even more by doing stand-up comedy.
Roger is survived by his wife, Carrie Richardson of Sandstone; his sons, Roger, Jr. (Verleen) Richardson of Pasco, WA, Brandon (Gretchen Ness) of Brainerd, MN, Ryan (Trysten Williamson) of Sandstone, MN; his daughters, Gwen Gangon of Richland, WA, Melea (Codell Brantley) Richardson of Sandstone, MN; his brother, Loren Richardson of Finlayson, MN; his sisters, Vicki (Dan) Martin of Mounds View, MN, Roxanne Talley (Dave Cooper) of Circle Pines, MN, Terry Jo (Jay) Sherman of Mounds View, MN; and 17 grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned for Roger at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Askov Community Center in Askov, MN. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Methven Funeral Home in Sandstone, MN.
Arrangements by Methven Funeral Home of Sandstone, MN.