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Edward Hack Richardson

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 30th, 2013

ROCHELLE — Edward Hack Richardson, 73, of Rochelle, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at his home in Rochelle.

He was born Aug. 8, 1939, in Elgin, the son of Edward S. and Dorothea Virginia (Hack) Richardson. Edward married Carol Jean Theiner on Dec. 3, 1960.

He worked as printer/production manager for Richardson Publication, a printer for Elgin Courier, a publisher for Fox Valley Labor News and a production manager for the Lincoln Courier (Copley Publications). He was in the newspaper business for 43 years.

Ed was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lutheran Layman’s League and the Kiwanis Golden K. He was also an Eagle Scout. Ed enjoyed many activities.

As a youth, roller skating and trumpet playing were two of his favorites. Later in life, he spent his spare time working in the yard, bargain shopping, traveling, swimming for recreation, computer and automotive repair. He was an avid sports fan and church-goer.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Robert E. Richardson.

Survivors include his wife, Carol, of Rochelle; three sons, Michael Edward (Carla) Richardson of Kingston, Daniel Joseph (Amy) Richardson of Makanda, and Timothy Gabriel (Bridgit) Richardson of Downs; three daughters, Lizabeth Jean (Jeff) Reents of Carnation, Wash., Amy Christina (Greg) Hacker of Murrayville, and Valerie Susan (Jon) Boehne of El Paso; and 18 grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Rochelle. The visitation will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. 6th St., Rochelle. Burial will be at Lawnridge Cemetery in Rochelle.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran School. An online guest book is available at www.ungerhorner.com.

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