November 14, 2013


Robert R. Richardson, 86, of Hiawatha, Iowa, and formerly of Carroll, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at the Hiawatha Care Center.

Burial will be at Cedar Memorial Park in Cedar Rapids.

Born May 25, 1927, in Canby, Minn., he was a son of M.W. "Bill" and Ann (Veverka) Richardson. He graduated from Canby High School.

He served in the U.S. Army in Germany during World War II.

He and his wife, Gertrude, were married on Dec. 1, 1947, at Grand Forks, N.D. He was a furniture and bedding sales representative for Chittenden & Eastman Co. of Burlington, Iowa. The Richardsons lived in Carroll from 1953 until 1983. Robrt is surved by daughters Roberta and her husband, Robert Cline, of Cedar Rapids and Vickie and her husband, Mark Hemmingson, of Le Mars; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parent and his wife Trudy.