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Richardson, Wayne A.
Wayne A. Richardson of Arena passed away on August 30, 2021 at home on his 75th birthday. When family and friends arrived, he had already entered eternal rest.
He was born August 30, 1946 in Dodgeville, WI to Owen C. and Mary Margaret "Lockman" Richardson. Wayne grew up on the family farm at Mounds Creek.
He attended Meadow Vale Country School and graduated with the first class of Wisconsin Heights High School in 1964. He was a 4-H'r and member of Mounds Creek United Methodist Church.
Wayne served in the US military for 22 years. He assisted Cuban refugees of the Mariel boatlift, served a tour in Honduras and was in Desert Storm.
He is survived by his children, Jennifer Swiggum of Blue Mounds, Eugene (Heather) Richardson of Wiota, WI, Monica (Curt) Jacobsen of Marshall; former wife, Jane Rux of Mt. Horeb; his grandchildren, Wyatt and Alison Swiggum, Anne Richardson and Perpetua Jacobsen.
He was preceded in death by his son, Paul Richardson, his sister, Carol Cockroft and his parents, Owen and Mary Richardson.
A special thank you to Richard Lockman Jr. and Earl Rettenmund who were with him until the end.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Arena VFW Post #9336 on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Arena Cemetery. A celebration of life gathering will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the Veterans Memorial Park in Black Earth from 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Online condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com.
The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green is assisting the family with the arrangements.