Edward Eugene Richards, the son of Roy and Lenora (Luccki) Richards was born March 26, 1948, in South Bend, IN. His childhood years were spent in South Bend where he attended school and graduated from John Adams High School.
On June 17, 1967, Edward was united in marriage to Linda Miller in Mishawaka, IN. Following their marriage, Edward was drafted and served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After serving his tour, he was in the Army Reserves for 23 years. Edward and Linda made their home in Mishawaka, where he worked at a company that made Reese Hitches. They moved to Iowa, where they spent nine years before returning to Indiana to care to Linda’s elderly parents. In 2010, they moved to Cherokee.
Edward enjoyed collecting guns, making knives, collecting coins, and doing yard work. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved fishing, hunting, and camping. He taught his children and grandchildren gun safety, how to fish, and how to respect the land. Most of all, Edward enjoyed spending time with his family whom he dearly loved.
On October 6, 2018, Edward passed away at his home surrounded by his family at the age of 70. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Lenora Richards; and four infant grandchildren, David Matthew, Colton Eugene, Caleb Matthew, and Mackenzie Lynn.
He will lovingly be remembered by his wife, Linda Richards of Cherokee, IA; children, Michael Edward (Hilda) Richards of LaPorte, IN, Debra Lynn (Dana) Carlson of Cherokee, IA, and Katherine Anne Richards of Cherokee, IA; grandchildren, Kyle Joseph Richards and fiancé Kayleen Richard, Haley Nicole (Steve) Vermette, Kasey Adam Richards, Cody John (Mylinda) Carlson, Katrina Lynn Carlson, Kiersten Hope Carlson, Cayden Michael Carlson, Kendra Jade Robinson, and Kiera Joy Robinson; great-granchildren, Emma, Noah, and Taylor; two brothers, Lenny Luccki, and Jim (Judy) Luccki; one sister, Jeannie Tylavsky; and other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2018, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
"Onward Christian Soldiers"
"Peace In The Valley"
"Wings of a Dove"
"Go Rest High on That Mountain"
"Fathers and Daughters"