Larold L. Richison, Siren, began a new hunting journey on Monday, July 2, 2012 at the age of 51. Larold was born in Frederic, WI, on August 7, 1960 to Merlin and Edna (Kern) Richison. He was raised on a small farm outside of Coomer where he was able to explore and learned of his passion for the great outdoors.
On August 31, 1996, he started his lifelong journey with Debra Hayes in a beautiful outdoor wedding at the home they share. Joining them on this journey were Larold’s and Debra’s five children. As their marriage grew, so did their family, adding a daughter-in-law, sons-in-law and seven grandchildren to share in the love and amazing journey.
Larold worked at Jenneman’s Hardware Hank in Siren as a handyman for twenty years doing everything from fixing furnaces to putting in wells. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed the outdoors as much as life itself. If you couldn’t find him out in the woods, in his hunting stand (or Josh’s) or out fishing, you could find him tinkering in the garage with his various (and numerous) tools and equipment. He was a “jack of all trades” and loved every minute he spent with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.
Larold was preceded in passing by his parents and brother Merlin “Chubby” Richison, Jr.
Larold is survived by his wife, Debra; son Josh (Wendy) Engstrand; daughters Rhyan (Tony) Schultz, Laina (Brad) Carter, Amber Richison, and Natasha Engstrand (Ricky Garbow); grandchildren Keaton St. John, Karter Richison, Gabrielle Engstrand, Kourtney Schultz, Carson Engstrand, Miles Garbow, and Ayda Carter; sisters Kim (Denny) Lockwood, Carla (Rick) Howe, and Missy (Tim) Beedle; along with many other family and friends.
Funeral service was held Friday, July 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Siren with Pastor Andy Bollant officiating. Music was provided by Andy Peloquin. Casketbearers were Bill Lindberg, Dan Good, Jeff “Duffy” Helene, Larye “Bean Man” Olson, John Miley, Terry Engstrand, Kevin Swanson, and John Swanson. Honorary casketbearers were his grandchildren Keaton St. John, Karter Richison, Gabrielle Engstrand, Kourtney Schultz, Carson Engstrand, Miles Garbow, and Ayda Carter. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Siren. Online condolences can be made at www.swedberg-taylor.com