On Sunday, March 29, 2020 Harold Calvin Richards of Columbia Heights, MN passed away peacefully and joined his wife in heaven at the age of 84 after battling dementia and congestive heart failure. The world lost a great man who was loved by many because of his hugs, smile and laugh that filled a room.
Harold was born in Huntersville Township, MN on Sunday, June 30, 1935 to his parents Bert and Mattie Richards. One of 11 children, the only surviving sibling is the baby Vietta (Phil) Iverson. He completed his education through the eighth grade and then worked on the farm with his family. His strong work ethic and desire for independence led him to enlisting in the Army from 1955 to 1958.
In 1970 he met the love of his life Kay (Schommer) Richards, they married in 1971 until her unexpected death in 2018. They shared a love of family, laughter, cabin life and traveling for a wonderful 46 years. Harold and Kay were a true example of what true love is.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, 9 siblings and his beautiful wife. He is survived by his children Monica Richards, Shawn (Dawn) Richards and Amanda (Dwayne) Bloodsaw; grandchildren Jason Richards, Tanner (Linda Lemke) Richards, Karli Richards, Samantha Bloodsaw and Christina Bloodsaw; great-grandchildren Codie Richards, Nevaeh Richards, Cuyler Lemke, Kaysia Richards and Easton Johnson; many nieces and nephews including Judy Miemietz, Terri Knotz and Robb Miemietz to name a few. Along with countless other extended family and friends all whom loved him dearly.
A celebration of life will be held on what would be his 85th birthday on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a Time of sharing at 6 PM at Kozlak Radulovich Funeral Chapel, 1918 University Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418.
People wishing to honor Harold’s battle with Dementia and Heart Disease may send donations to Alzheimer’s Association 7900 West 78th Street, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55439 or American Heart Association 2750 Blue Water Road, Suite 250, Eagan, MN 55121.