D. Arlene Richardson
November 16, 1922 ~ January 29, 2010
Arlene D. Richardson, age 87, of New Hampton, IA, died on Friday, January 29, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Doris Arlene Richardson was born November 16, 1922 to Alvie and Alice (Nelson) Knutson in Chickasaw County. She was baptized and confirmed at Jerico Lutheran Church. Arlene was united in marriage to Arthur Anderson on November 19, 1940 at Saude Parsonage. Art passed away on September 11, 1958. Arlene later married Sam Richardson on October 3, 1959. Sam died on October 25, 1965. Arlene worked as Deputy County Treasurer in Chickasaw County for 18 years until her retirement in 1985. She later worked as a bookkeeper at B&D Sports for 11 years. She was a member of the Saude Lutheran Church, Business and Professional Women, County Liners, and Saude Ladies Aid. Arlene enjoyed cooking, baking, spending time with her family, traveling by car or bus. Arlene also enjoyed volunteering her time to those who needed her help. Arlene is survived by her two daughters Virginia Ginny (Fred) Kucko of Shell Rock, IA, Jan (Marv) Eiler of New Hampton; one son Randy (Darlene) Anderson of New Hampton; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two stepsons Gary (Gretchen) Richardson of Colorado Springs, CO, Reg Richardson of Sarasota, FL; one stepdaughter Carole Otto of Boulder, CO; one sister-in-law Mary Knutson of Charles City, IA; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, two husbands Art Anderson and Sam Richardson, one stepson Jim Richardson, one brother Nels Knutson, and one niece Rhonda Knutson. Memorials: Cemetery: Burial will be at Saude Lutheran Cemetery in rural Lawler. Visitation: Visitation will be on Sunday, January 31, 2010 from 3-7pm at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday. Service: Funeral Service will be 11:00 am on Monday, February 1, 2010 at Saude Lutheran Church in rural Lawler, IA with Pastor Daniel Larson officiating.