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William "Bill" Richmond

July 1, 1929 — May 28, 2023

Lake Crystal, MN

William “Bill” Maurice Richmond, age 93, of Lake Crystal, died on Sunday, May 28, 2023 at home surrounded by his family. 

Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 16, 2023 at Zion Lutheran Church, Lake Crystal with visitation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Private family interment will be at City of Lake Crystal Cemetery. Lake Crystal Mortuary is assisting the family. 

William Maurice, the son of Maurice and Gladys (Owens) Richmond, was born on July 1, 1929 in Lake Crystal. Bill was the oldest of 3 children, Mary Lou Braun and James Richmond. He graduated from Lake Crystal High School in 1947. Bill moved to Minneapolis and worked at Marquet Manufacturing Co. for 8 years. He was united in marriage to JoAnn Ardis Hellekson on October 13, 1951 at Zion Lutheran Church, Lake Crystal. They moved back to Lake Crystal in 1959 and he worked with his father at Richmond’s Feed Service. In 1965, he went into business with Chuck Giese and operated Farmers Supply and Service. Then in 1970, Bill became affiliated with Behlen Manufacturing Company and sold and constructed Behlen buildings and grain storage before he retired in 1991. He was an active member of the Lake Crystal community with the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, Rodeo Days, and Zion Lutheran Church. Bill enjoyed spending time in Wyoming, winters in Arizona and playing golf. 

He is survived by his daughters, Cynthia Richmond and Debra (Don Johnson) Richmond-Johnson; grandchildren, Nick (Sabah) Jarvis, Erin (Eric) Johnson, and Gabrielle Richmond; great grandchildren, Mia and Axl Jarvis; sister, Mary Lou Braun; and his beloved dog, Heidi. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, JoAnn Richmond; and brother, James Richmond. 

Bill’s family would like to thank Mayo Hospital and Hospice for their care and compassion. 




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