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Herman J. Richardson

May 1, 1945 ~ May 12, 2021 (age 76)


Herman J. Richardson, 76, of Ogden passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center in Urbana.

A memorial visitation will be held from 11:00am – 1:00pm on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the Renner-Wikoff Chapel in Urbana.

Herman was born on May 1st, 1945 in Champaign, Illinois to parents Herman and Ester (McLaughlin) Richardson.

Herman graduated from Urbana High School and went on to attend Danville Jr. College studying floral arrangements. He married his wife Roberta “Bobbie” Burkholder in 1967 in Champaign, IL. During his career Herman worked at Kraft Foods with various responsibilities including operating the forklift and organizing distributions. Herman loved to go bowling and golfing when he was able. He loved racing. If it had an engine and burned gas he was interested.

Herman is preceded in death by his parents Herman & Ester Richardson; wife Roberta (Burkholder) Richardson; sisters Diane Greatsinger, Carole Richardson, Phyllis Longton, and his brother Jimmy Richardson.

He is survived by his children Todd (Tracy) Richardson of Ogden, IL, Becky (Angel) Romero of Bolingbrook, IL; grandchildren Shelby Richardson, Brittany (Matthew) Tomei, Holli Richardson, Ashley Frost, Daniel Romero, and great grandchild Hunter Frost-Soltau.

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Memorial Visitation
May 22, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory
1900 South Philo Road
Urbana, IL 61802

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