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Raymond Eugene Richardson

August 15, 1940 — December 14, 2017

Raymond E. “Sonny” Richardson, 77, longtime Rochelle and DeKalb resident, died suddenly in Kishwaukee Hospital on Thursday, December 14, 2017. He was born August 15, 1940 in Rochelle, the son of Raymond W. Richardson and Mildred (Catron) Richardson. He married Marcia (Ulven) Richardson on July 30, 1982.             Sonny worked many years at Rochelle Asparagus Company, Caron International and Continental Envelope in Geneva. He enjoyed watching wrestling on TV and was a huge Elvis Presley fan, owning most of Elvis’s records. He was a former member of the Rochelle Moose Lodge and the DeKalb Moose Lodge.             He is survived by his wife, Marcia; 2 children, Vanessa (Greg) Stroh of Rochelle, IL and Michael (Wendy Shepherd) Richardson of King George, VA; 3 Step-children, Mark Shipman of DeKalb, IL, Daniel Shipman of DeKalb, IL, and Christine Dombrowski of Ocala, FL; and 1 sister, Karry (Mike) Pullin of Rochelle, IL.             He is also survived by his 4 Grandchildren, Gerri (John) Hanson, Carolee (Joe) Wilson, Douglas (Amanda) Richardson and Alex Richardson; 15 Great-Grandchildren, Bradley Shipman, Cristina Dombrowski, Zachary Shipman, Bradley Phillips, Christopher Plock, Kylie Plock, Kelsey Castro, Chyanne Bozek, Anastasia Bozek, David Bozek, Lucian Bozek, Temperance Wilson, Issabella Wilson, Alexia Richardson and Hailey Richardson; and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren, Elliot Fletcher and Kayden Phillips.             He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Mildred; and 2 Brothers, Jimmy L. Richardson and Galen H. Richardson.             A funeral service will be held at 6:00 p.m. with visitation being held from 4 -6 pm on Monday, December 18, 2017 at Beverage-Lyons Family Funeral Home on 704 N. 6th St. Rochelle, IL 61068. Cremation rites will be accorded after the funeral. Condolences may be made at http://www.beveragelyonsfamilyfh.com
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Monday, December 18, 2017

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Beverage - Lyons Family Funeral Home

704 N 6th St, Rochelle, IL 61068

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Funeral Service

Monday, December 18, 2017

Starts at 6:00 pm (Central time)

Beverage - Lyons Family Funeral Home

704 N 6th St, Rochelle, IL 61068

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