Jerald E. Richardson

Jerald E. Richardson, 76, passed away Monday, March 16, 1998, at the Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa.

Jerald, the son of Ivan and Esther (Gozzy) Richardson, was born November 20, 1921, in Britt, Iowa.  He attended schools in the Britt area.  He moved to Stilson to live with his grandparent’s following the death of his mother where he worked as a farm hand for area farmers in Stilson.  Jerald served in the U.S. Navy during WW II for six years.  He served on the USS Missouri and witnessed the signing of the Peace Treaty between the United States and the Government of Japan.  Following his discharge, he returned to Britt.  On June 19, 1948, he was united in marriage with Lela Fett in Goodell, Iowa.  The couple made their home in Britt where Jerald was employed for many years at Kerns Implement.

Jerald was a member of the V.F.W. & N.R.A.  He enjoyed camping, fishing, and gardening.

Jerald is survived by his wife, Lela; one sister: Jeanette Dickhuis and her husband, Harbert of Mason City, IA; and one brother: Ralph Richardson and his wife, Rose of Des Moines, IA.  He is also survived by Bill Richardson of Elgin, TX and Mary McCillin of Kaufman, TX, which Jerald and Lela took into their home; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.



Date: Thursday, March 19, 1998
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Evergreen Cemetery – Britt
Britt, Iowa 50423
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