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Richards, Donald B

Richards, Donald B.

85, of Waukegan passed away suddenly at home on December 18, 2014.  Don was born on March 29, 1929 in Duluth, MN. He was a lifelong resident of North Chicago and Waukegan.  He was married for 63 years to his dear wife Joan and they raised 7 children together.  Don graduated from Waukegan High School. He was a Corporal in the US Army and served during the post WWII occupation of Japan. Don was employed at Amoco Tool in North Chicago and later at Signoid in Glenview. He enjoyed golf and was a Cubs and Bears fan.

Don is survived by his loving wife Joan, his 7 children- Janet (Fred) Kuester, Catherine (Eric) Steckhan, Dave Richards, Wendy Richards, Karen May, Kenny Richards, and Gary Richards; 14 grandchildren-Jeanine, Brian, Kurt, Jennifer, Mark, Stephanie, Kelley, Andrew, Delanie, Steve, Katie, Bette, Erin, and Heather; 7 great-grandchildren-Charlton, Diana, Leo, Aiden, Jenna, Caleb, and Penny, and also survived by his sister Dorothy Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his parents George Richards and Minnie Richards Welch, and a brother Kelly Richards.

A visitation with the family will be held on Monday December 22, 2014 from 4 to 6 pm at the Salata Gurnee Funeral Home, 4190 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL 60031. A memorial service will follow at 6 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald’s memory to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd floor, Princeton, NJ 08540 or through the website www.autismspeaks.org.     

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