Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Marvin Richardson, 77, Hamilton, Ill.

Marvin Richardson, 77, of Hamilton, Ill

Marvin “Dale” Richardson, 77, of Hamilton passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at the Montebello Healthcare Center in Hamilton, IL.
He was born June 15, 1942 in Ida Grove, IA the son of Marvin and Beatrice Richardson. On March 24, 1963 he was united in marriage to Sally Lee Mason in Burlington. She survives.
He is also survived by his son, Brad (Jennifer) Richardson of Carthage, five grandchildren, Mya (Grant) Hellenthal, Macy, Wren, Harper and Brilynn Richardson and a cousin, Jim (Pat) Meier of Burlington.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother in infancy and a son, Brian Richardson.
Dale worked as an accountant and computer programmer at Burlington Bank and Trust in Burlington, Iowa Ammunition Plant in Middletown, Morse Rubber and Atmos Energy in Keokuk. Dale and Sally’s married life took them from West Burlington to Danville then to Hamilton, IL. In 1992, Dale was transferred to Olathe, Kansas where he also worked for Atmos Energy. Six years later he transferred to Tennessee. In 1995, Dale took early retirement and moved back to Hamilton to be closer to family and friends.
After moving back to Hamilton, Dale took a job at Danville Telephone in Danville, IA where he worked for ten years before he retired.
Dale was on the Hamilton City Council for thirty years and a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church where he was an adult Sunday school teacher.
Dale enjoyed watching football especially the Iowa Hawkeyes, and Kansas City Chiefs. He loved watching golf and basketball. He also enjoyed reading the newspaper especially the Daily Gate City where his son Brian worked. He had a great love of computers. He also enjoyed bird watching and listening to music with his favorite song being “Dust in the Wind.”
Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the restriction for public gatherings there will be no public services or visitation at this time.
A Celebration of Dale’s life for family and friends will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in Hamilton

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