John Stewart Richmond, 77, passed away unexpectedly on May 12, 2014. He was born on March 18, 1937 in Salina, Kansas to the late Stewart and Caroline (Bartleson) Richmond. He married Nancy Miller on April 13, 1957 and together they were blessed with three children. John grew up in Colorado Springs, CO eventually moving to Kewaunee, WI to work for Wisconsin Public Service in the nuclear industry. He and his wife eventually relocated to Suamico WI were he continued his employment with WPS. He retired from WPS in March of 1997. He moved to Kimberling City Missouri, where he lived for the last eleven years. He loved to fish and was a member of Kimberling City Masonic Lodge 680 and Elks Lodge 2505. He remained a member of Community Congregational Church in Kewaunee.
In addition to his parents and his beloved wife, John was also preceded in death by one brother, Gilbert Richmond.
Survivors include: one daughter, Deborah Shimanek and her husband Dennis of Kewaunee, Wisconsin; two sons, Greg Richmond and his wife Kat of Hollister, MO, and Dan Richmond and his wife Karen of Rock Hill, South Carolina; six grandchildren Denny (Sam) Shimanek, Shaun Bertrang, Rebecca (Michael) Dillenbeck, Michael Richmond, Andrew Olson, and Jacob Richmond; eight great-grandchildren; sister-in law, Elizabeth Ford and nephew, David Richmond both in California and host of other friends.
A memorial service was held on Friday, May 16, 2014 in Missouri with Reverend Karen J. Richmond (daughter-in-law) officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to www.buchananfh.com. To celebrate his life there will be a memorial service later this year at Community Congregational Church in Kewaunee.