John H. Richmond

John Henry Richmond, age 70 of North Hudson, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2019 at his home.

John was born on July 25, 1948 in Sterling, IL, to parents, Charles and Carol (Sobottka) Richmond. He graduated from Hudson High School in 1966 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. John worked for Kolpak Refrigeration for 35 years and worked in security at the General Motors distribution center before retiring. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, spending time outdoors, and was fond of hunting deer and turkeys. John cherished the memories made with family and friends while muskie fishing, taking trips to Canada, and attending the occasional NASCAR or NHRA race.

John will remain in the heart of his best friend of 20 years, Donna Mae Stohlmann; his daughter Angela Richmond and her daughter, Stephanie Peabody, and grandson, Tony Case III; his daughter, Holly Gruber and her husband Jason, her children Carter Vawracz, Lauren and Katherine Gruber; Donna May’s sons, Tim Bowman and his wife Edna, and Michael Bowman and his wife Irina Yaritz; brother, Doug (Deborah) Richmond; sister, Karen (Rick) Herrick; step-father, Burton Huneke; and many other beloved family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents.

A Funeral Service celebrating John’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 28th at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, WI. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment with military honors at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. Memorials preferred to any U.S. Military organization or charity.


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