57 3rd Street SW
Plainview, MN 55964
115 South Ave.
Eyota, MN 55934
The funeral for Gladys Geraldine Richardson will be at 11:00 am, Saturday,
February 22, 2020 at Plainview Community Presbyterian Church with the Rev.
John Curtis officiating. Burial is at Greenwood Cemetery in Plainview. Visitation
is Saturday, one hour prior to the service at the church.
Mrs. Richardson, age 100, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at her home at
Green Prairie Place in Plainview.
She was born Gladys Geraldine Larson on September 7, 1919 in Elgin, MN to
Edwin and Anna (Anderson) Larson. The second of three children, she
graduated from Elgin High School in 1937 at the top of her class. She
attended Rochester Junior College for a year and then studied a year at
Minnesota Business School in Minneapolis. She worked at Mayo Clinic in the
Human Resources Department for several years.
She married Wallace G. Richardson, also of Elgin, on October 27, 1945. They
lived in Wabasha for two years and then moved to Plainview in 1947. They
had two children.
Mrs. Richardson will be remembered for her curiosity, her sense of humor and
her unfailing kindness. She was a faithful member of the Plainview
Presbyterian Church, singing in the choir and twice serving as president of the
Women’s Circle. She contributed to the larger Plainview community, serving as
Cub Scout Den Mother, a member of the Plainview Parent-Teacher
Association and as president of the Plainview Women’s Golf Association.
Gladys enjoyed playing golf and bridge.
Survivors include her two children; Lynn Richardson of Minneapolis and Scott
Richardson (Patricia) of Northfield; four grandchildren; Sam Richardson
(Heidi), Laura Turek (Brian), both of Northfield, MacKenzie Doyle of Essen,
Germany, and Paul Richardson (Christina) of Eagan; nine great-
grandchildren; Annika, Soren, Maia, Siri, Claire, Emmett, Vince, Alaina and
Sydney; and two sisters-in-law: Agnes Larson of Red Wing, MN and Lillian
Richardson of Daytona Beach, FL.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Wally; her parents;
an older sister, Avis Harrington of Plainview; and a younger brother, Oliver
Larson of Red Wing.
The family asks that memorials be directed to the donor’s choice.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview is assisting the family with the