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October 11, 1929 - February 22, 2016

Gaylon was born October 11, 1929 in Bristol Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota to Carl and Hazel (Turnmire) Richardson.  He attended the Canton High School and started working for Snyder’s Nursery in Canton. Gaylon was baptized at the Canton Presbyterian Church and later confirmed there in 1943.  From January, 1951 to December, 1952, he served in the United States Army in Germany with the 979 Field Artillery Battalion.  On April 21, 1956 he married Lucille Anderson at the Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. He worked for Ramlo Construction for twenty years and then farmed in Canton Township from 1964 until 1995 when they moved into Canton.

Gaylon was a member of the Canton-Scotland Presbyterian Church in Canton and the Canton American Legion.  He enjoyed fishing, bird watching, and being on the farm.

Gaylon passed away Monday, February 22, 2016 at Harmony Healthcare from Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) at the age of 86.

Gaylon is survived by four children Kim (Dave) Wangen of Harmony, Stacey, Scott, and Tami (Doug) Marin all of Canton; eleven grandchildren Todd (Kelly) Wangen, AndreaWangen, Andrew (Ashley) Richardson, Travis (Terra) Richardson, Jennifer (Scott)Schuelke, Ashley (Jon) Wood, Amber (Luke) Richardson, Jannessa (Dylan) Richardson, Trevor Wangen, Taylor Richardson, and Logan Richardson; thirteen great grandchildren Drew, Garrett, Grace, and Kyleigh Wangen, Bryanna, Tyler, and Ricki Richardson, Freya and Gabe Woods, LuciAnna Richardson, Micah and Bronson Steffens, and Odin Stone; two brothers Russell of Canton, and Mike (Bonnie) of the Twin Cities; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy, four great grandchildren, his parents, two brothers, and a sister.

Memorial service will be 11 AM Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Canton-Scotland Presbyterian Church in Canton, Minnesota with Rev. Margaret Jumonville officiating. Military honors will be by the Canton American Legion. Burial will be in the Bristol Center Cemetery in rural Harmony.  Visitation will be 9:30 – 11 AM on Saturday at the Church.

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