James “Jim” Richey, 79
Blue Earth – James (Jim) Richey, age 79, passed away on Aug. 22, 2011. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.
James Richey was born in Georgia on Jan. 12, 1932, to Jesse and Bertie Richey. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years. While serving in Puerto Rico, he met a teacher, Kayla Hanson, and they were married on April 1, 1958. The couple returned to Blue Earth and managed the Hanson Shoe Store. Jim was involved in community organizations and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Jim is survived by his former wife, Kayla, and their four sons: Lohnn, of Haines, Alaska, James (Jamie), of Blue Earth, Tim (Raelynn), of Spirit Lake, Iowa, and Scott, of Fairmont; three grandchildren: Kyle (Jodi), of LeMars, Iowa, Jordan and Erin; one great-grandchild: Connor; and sisters, Martha Smith, Faye Smith and Frances Elrod, of Georgia.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers: Jess, Bill, Charlie and Gerald.
Expressions of condolence may be left at www.pattonfh.com