Kenneth Earl Richmond, 84, Burlington, died Dec. 6, 2011, at Oak Ridge Care Center in Union Grove.
He was born June 12, 1927, in Burlington to the late Ellis and Evelyn (Clark) Richmond. He was a lifetime resident of Burlington and had proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He was then drafted into the U.S. Army and had served during the Korean War.
On January 13, 1951, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Burlington, he married Ruth Zehren. Following marriage they made their home in Burlington.
He worked as a truck driver and a mechanic for Echo Lake Produce. He was a member of the D.A.V. and the WI Bow Hunters Association. He was a Boy Scout Leader and enjoyed hunting, fishing and building campers. He was also an avid bowler and enjoyed bowling on various leagues, including the Jolly Senior Bowling League. He enjoyed model trains, reading Westerns, playing cards and traveling.
Survivors include his loving wife, Ruth Richmond; children, Karen (Henry Otterness) Dubinsky of Twin Lakes, Rick Richmond of Milwaukee, Kay Bydalek of Burlington, Ralph (Vicky) Richmond of Burlington and Randy (Mary) Richmond of Elkhorn; grandchildren, Brian Dubinsky, Katie (Kevin) Rice, Tiffany Richmond, Logan and Noelle Bydalek, Jason (Rachel) Richmond, Joshua Richmond, Jared (Josie) Richmond, Tyler Richmond and Ashley Richmond; great-grandchildren, Ellysa, Torri, Haley, Ethan, Wesley, Evan, Abbeygale and Anthony; his sisters, Ruth Tutt of Waukesha, Leola Gruling of Montello and Suzanne Becker of Peru, Ill.; and sisters-in-law, Elaine Richmond of Porterfield and Marvelyn Forst of Burlington.
He was further preceded in death by his sisters, Jeanette (Lyle) Curtiss and Violet (Donald) Shake; brother, Jack Richmond; and brothers-in-law, John Tutt, Victor Gruling and David Becker.
Visitation is Friday, Dec. 9, from 4 p.m. until time of services at 6:30 p.m., at Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home, 625 Browns Lake Drive, Burlington. The Rev. James Volkert will officiate. Burial will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m., at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove. Memorials to D.A.V. have been suggested.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the Burlington ICU staff as well as the staff at Oak Ridge Care Center in Union Grove for all their care and compassion they gave to Kenneth.