July 22 1931 November 28 2022
Violet “Dolly” Marie Richards, 91, peacefully passed away at home with her family by her side on Monday, November 28, 2022. Dolly was born July 22, 1931, in Caspian, MI to John and Emma (Pangrazzi) Dallafior. She married Ward Richards in 1950, and they lived in Iron River until 1969. After spending 4 years in Farmington, MO, they returned to the area, residing in Iron Mountain. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Dolly loved playing cards, knitting, and spending time in her flower gardens, a favorite activity, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family and her many precious grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Bob (Gwen) Richards of Iron River, Dave (Dana) Richards of Marquette, Debi (Brian) Tirschel of Iron Mountain, Jim (Robyn) Richards of Hortonville, WI, Don Richards of Iron Mountain, and Steve (Christy) Richards of Madison, NC; her sister, Tootsie Wodzinski; a sister-in-law, Gloria (Ralph) Hardecke; her grandchildren, Angela (Miguel) Gallegos, Amy (Jason) Duncan, Andy (Laura) Richards, Becca (Todd Olson) Richards, Tanya (Darrin) Kurtz, Chad Richards, Jesse Richards, Kristy (Adam) Ryan, Korey (Lisa Mattia) Johnson, Kevin (Ashley) Johnson, Sylvia Richards, Bonnie Richards, Abby Richards, Don (Kami) Richards, Michael (Samantha) Richards and Gavin Richards; 2 special nieces, Cathy and Julie Wodzinski; 26 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Dolly was preceded in death by her husband, Ward Richards, and 2 brothers, John Dallafior and David Dallafior. Visitation will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 1st, 2022, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Iron Mountain. The Celebration of life will follow at 12 noon at the church. Pastor Geri Hamlen will officiate. Burial will be in Iron Mountain Cemetery Park. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Violet “Dolly” M. Richards online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Violet Marie Richards July 22 1931 November 28 2022.
Death notice for the town of: Iron Mountain, state: Michigan