William R. Richardson

William R. Richardson, age 89, of Prairie du Sac and formerly of Richland Center, died on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

He was born January 8, 1925 in Richland Center, the son of Harvey and Ruth (Simpson) Richardson. He served in Japan and Germany while in the US Army. He was married to Virginia Honer on September 29, 1949 and they were married for 25 years. Bill worked for Ed Kraemer and Sons and for Badger Army Ammunition. Bill was united in marriage with Mary L. Anderson on July 2, 1975, and they celebrated nearly 39 years of marriage. He retired from Sauk Prairie School District. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, travelling, morel mushroom hunting and country drives.

Bill is survived by his wife Mary of Prairie du Sac; Children: Raymond of Richland Center, David of Edmund, Doris Simpson of Prairie du Sac, Patricia (Tom) Larson of Lone Rock, Jan Leigh of Madison, Edward of Mount Horeb, Marilyn (Martin) Butterbaugh of Blue Mounds, Joseph (Bunny) of Richland Center, James of Fennimore, Martin (Heidi) of Mount Horeb, Ralph of Platteville, Virginia (Don) Berg of Platteville, Lawrence (Penny) of Deatsville, AL, 36 grandchildren numerous great grandchildren, Stepchildren: Donna (David) Bock of Loganville, Mike (Kathleen) Robson of Woodland Park, CO, Dennis (Joan) McHone of Greenville, VA, Doug (Marilyn) McHone of Lone Rock, One sister: Dorothy Johnson of Richland Center.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Pamela Colson, son William Richardson, stepson Duane McHone and sister Helen Demse.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the PRATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL. Burial will be in the Willow Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the PRATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.

The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting with arrangements.

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