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Glen A. “Pete” Richison, 86

Jan 2, 2011

Glen A. “Pete” Richison

Winnebago – Glen A. “Pete” Richison, age 86, of Winnebago, died Dec. 22, 2010, at Parker Oaks Communities, Inc, in Winnebago.

Funeral Services were held Dec. 28, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church, in Winnebago. The Rev. Michael Roys officiated. Burial was in Basey Cemetery, Winnebago. Spencer-Owen Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.

Pete was born Feb. 12, 1924, at Brookings, S.D., the son of Thomas and Amelia (Hilabrant) Richison. His family moved to Siren, Wis., when he was young and there he attended schools. He later came to work near Huntley before joining the U.S. Army in 1944. He served in Germany before returning to Yuma, Ariz., in 1946. There he was married to Allie Royalty. He moved back to Huntley in 1950 and was later married to Marjorie Hartman-Krause on March 9, 1974. He worked for the Eldon Springer farms for 10 years before becoming head mechanic of the packaging department at Stokely VanCamp in Winnebago and with United Foods in Fairmont. He retired in 1988. Pete enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, playing cards and dancing. He was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago and the Winnebago American Legion Post.

Pete is survived by his wife, Marjorie Richison, of Winnebago; son, Gordon Richison, of Huntley; step-son, Gary Krause, of Winnebago; step-daughter, Jolene (Stephen) Anderson, of Mankato; step-granddaughters, Lexi (Nick) Pietsch, of Madelia, and Brittany Anderson (Aaron Smith), of Rapidan; step-great-grandchildren, Kyle and Kendall Pietsch; and a sister-in-law, Gene Richsion, of Winterhaven, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers; and two sisters.

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