OBITUARY

Dale Richardson

August 14, 1930February 6, 2019
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Dale Richardson, 88, passed away peacefully on Wednesday February 6, 2019 at Kavanagh Hospice House in Des Moines. A visitation will be held Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. at McLarens Chapel in West Des Moines. A funeral service will be held Monday, February 11, 2019 at 11 a.m at McLaren’s Chapel with burial at Resthaven Cemetery.

Dale was born August 14, 1930 in Corydon, Iowa to Leo and Edna (Green) Richardson. He married Betty Jane New in 1950 and was drafted into the Army that same year. He was stationed as an MP in Germany for two years. Dale retired as vice president of operations from Mid Continet Bottlers in 1985 after 31 years of service. He was a member of Toast Masters for over 40 years. Dale was instrumental in the planning and development of Clifton Presbyterian Church at Easter Lake where he served on the board for over 30 years. He also served 6 years on the Board of Directors at Calvin Manor.

Dale is survived by his wife of 68 years, Betty Jane; sons, Kenneth (Therese) Richardson of Des Moines, Keith Richardson of Rochester, MN, Kevin (Penny) Richardson of Council Bluffs, IA, and Kerry (Beth) Richardson of Des Moines; grandchildren, Brad, Kristin, Joe, John “JD”, Justin, Billy, Jacob, Emily, Jordan, Jimmy; and one great-grandson, Evan. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three siblings, Paul, Colleen, and Joyce.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to Calvin Manor. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mclarensresthavenchapel.com for the Richardson family.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Justin Richardson
  • Jacob Richardson
  • Jordan Richardson
  • Joseph Richardson
  • John Richardson
  • William Richardson
  • Brad Richardson
  • Jimmy McEntee

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Dale Richardson

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Kerry Richardson

February 13, 2019

A little white house on Gray Street
Bore the foundation of my life
Three brothers born before me
To this Pop Man and his wife
The house was nothing special
Four walls and Sears Steel Siding
A passenger in a car going by
Never knew what those walls were hiding
The Pop Man's product was pure and intended
His delivery of humor we all did love
He worked hard and cherished his family
He gave respect to the man above
The Pop Man's wife was warm and sturdy
She kept a four-boy house tidy and snug
Some days you met her iron fist
More often you got a hug
Go to church and do your homework
Were the rules of the Pop Man and his wife
Keep your nose clean and respect each other
It will take you far in life
Do unto others and love thy neighbor
Were examples these two did set
Nothings free and love conquers all
These lessons I will never forget
I have my own family now and my own set of walls
But my Gray Street values still show me the way
The Pop Man has made his last delivery
But he shines through us all every day

Dan Schneider

February 11, 2019

Kerry,
Jack let me know about your Dad. I hope you find comfort in many pleasant opportunities you were able to share with him.

Dan Schneider

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