Gaylen E. Richardson of The Pines passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 at 10:17
a.m. in his home. He was 60.
He was born Dec. 27, 1949 in Benton, Ill. to the late Arthur “Glenn” and
Patsy (Simpson) Richardson. On Nov. 22, 1969 in Michigan City, he married
Margaret “Peggy” Lucas, who survives in The Pines.
Also surviving are his mother, Patsy Richardson of Chesterton; daughter
Renee Richardson (husband Anthony Palmieri) of Michigan City; sons Tim
Richardson (wife Amy) of Michigan City, William Richardson (Dawn) of
Westville; grandchildren Taylor and Kaylee Richardson and Kalin and Jillian
Dombkowski; brothers Dennis Richardson of Michigan City, Danny Richardson
and Butch Richardson of Chesterton, and Jay Richardson of Florida; and
sister Laurie Peterson of Florida.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Andrew Scott Richardson, and sisters
Cindy Richardson, Midge James and Deborah Richardson.
He was employed for the past 34 years at Arcelor-Mittal in Burns Harbor in
the 160th Plate Mill as a roller. He was a member the Pines Twp. Fire Dept,
Inc. since 1974. He was also a member of the Indiana Volunteer Fire
Association (IVFA) and the United Steel Worker’s Local Union #6787. He
really enjoyed his coffee along with fishing and gardening.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at Ott/Haverstock
Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City. Burial will follow in
Chesterton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday and from
9 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral
Chapel. The Indiana Volunteer Fire Association and the Pine Township Fire
Department will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Monday evening in the
Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel.
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