Francis V. Richardson

March 29, 1926 – July 24, 2010

Francis V. Richardson of Waukesha died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Linden-Grove-Waukesha at the age of 84. He was born March 29, 1926, in Kansas, the son of Francis A. and Nora (Feaker) Richardson.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. Francis was united in marriage to Dorothy Pike on July 19, 1952, in Doering. After working at many jobs over the years, he was employed at Inland Diesel as a mechanic until retirement. In his younger days, Francis had a pilot’s license and loved to fly. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 721 and attended First Assembly of God in Waukesha. He enjoyed traveling and fishing, and even built his own boat. He especially enjoyed the camaraderie of playing cards with friends.

Francis will be deeply missed by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy of Waukesha; seven children, Glenn (Virginia) Richardson of Waukesha, Larry (Sherry) Richardson of Indiana, Marie (Norb) Novocin of Delaware, Dennis (Dede) Richardson of Florida, Joan (David) Whysol of Sullivan, Christine (Randy) Malone of Pewaukee and Jeff Richardson of Waukesha; grandchildren, Shira, Ada (Dan), Laura, Ginnie, Rachel, Arne, David, Renee, Kristi, Andy (Sara), Judah, Casey, Ryan, Kyle, Cara and Nathan; and great-grandchildren, Henry and Desirae.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Iva Mae Griffiths and Hazel Pillsbury; two brothers, Arthur and Fred Richardson; and his parents.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service Friday, July 30, at First Assembly of God, 1314 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Verne Hagenbeck will preside. Burial will immediately follow the service at Prairie Home Cemetery, with full military honors presented by VFW Post 721.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at LindenGrove for their care of Fran.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www. waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.