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Keith M. Richardson

July 28, 1935 — September 2, 2021

Keith Maynard Richardson was born July 28, 1935, in LeMars, Iowa, the son of Weston and Emma (Johnson) Richardson. He attended country school until 8th grade and graduated from Kingsley High School in 1953. He attended McPherson College then enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1955. He was joined in marriage to Marilyn Clausen on April 27, 1955.

After his discharge from the service in 1957, Keith and his family returned to the Kingsley area where he worked as a farmhand.  Upon his father’s retirement in 1968, Keith and his family moved to the family farm which Keith farmed until 2011. Keith and Marilyn moved to their present home in Kingsley upon retirement. Keith also worked part-time at the Kingsley Elevator and the local sale barn.

Keith enjoyed many years of horsemanship with family and friends, helping to organize the Rocking K Saddle Club in 1965. He enjoyed using his team of horses or mules to farm and demonstrate how farming was done in the past.

He was a member of the KP School Board, township assessor, 4-H leader, horse show announcer, and held various church offices.

Those left to cherish his memory is his wife, Marilyn of 66 years, his children: Kathy (Frank) Collins, Mark (Debbie) Richardson, Brian Richardson, Mike Richardson, and Linda (Rick) Mercer. Grandchildren: Jason (Becky) Collins, Jamie (Chris) Johnson, Justin (Lisa) Collins, Sean (Sarah) Richardson, Chad Richardson, Matt (Kendra) Richardson, Morgan Richardson, Jesse (Stephanie) Richardson, Dustin (Mandie) Richardson, Joel (Kristina) Richardson, Trisha (Brendan) France, Ashley (Steve) Schmillen, Holly Woods, Lucas Richardson, Emma Richardson, Ryan Mercer, Robby (Katlyn) Mercer and Rachel (Carter) Van Gorp. They also have 26 great grandchildren.  Brothers-in-law Larry Clausen, Dennis (Deb) Clausen, Darold (Carolyn) Clausen and sister-in-law Darnell Clausen

Keith was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law Bill and Marcella Clausen, sisterand husband Ruby (Robert) Kabisch, in-laws: Clair Clausen, Sharon Clausen, Larry and Marcia Walker and a great grandson, Kegan Collins.  

 

 

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