Lloyd C. Richardson, Jr., 88, died November 1, 2012. Lloyd was born in Dell Rapids, SD, February 9, 1924, to Leonora (Thompson) and Lloyd C. Richardson, Sr. As a young man he helped in the family business cutting and delivering ice from the Sioux River to local homes and businesses. After graduation from Dell Rapids public high school in 1942, Lloyd attended the University of South Dakota where his studies were interrupted by three years in the army during World War II. Upon his return from the army he attended the University of Minnesota where he received two degrees, his Bachelor of Science in law and his LLB under the University’s unique four-year law school program.
Lloyd was admitted to the South Dakota state bar in 1951 and opened a law office in the Capital Building in Aberdeen. SD. In 1954 he joined the Aberdeen law firm then known as Campbell, Voss, and Richardson which law firm is now known as Richardson, Wylie, Wise, Sauck, and Hieb. He was proud to have practiced law in the Aberdeen community for over 50 years. Lloyd was for many years the solicitor for the Milwaukee Railroad. He also lobbied in Pierre and Washington, DC, for all South Dakota railroads. He was a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and served as the President of the South Dakota State Bar Association in 1976.
Lloyd was active in the Aberdeen community and in local politics. He was President of the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce in 1969 and served as chairman of the Brown County Republican party in 1952 and as a delegate to the 1968 National Republican Convention. He also gave of his time freely on many local charitable and business boards.
Lloyd married Caroline O. Jackus October 19, 1952, in Pierre SD. Lloyd and Caroline had an active social life and many close friends in Aberdeen. He especially looked forward to his annual Canadian fishing trips with the fishing group and his Saturday afternoon games of liar’s poker. Lloyd traveled extensively with both friends and family. He loved a good game of bridge. He studied and enjoyed the stock market and was an avid reader of history and philosophy. Lloyd loved life and was grateful for living in such a nice community with good family and friends. Even when he moved to Sioux Falls to be closer to his children in 2010 he enjoyed numerous visits from his Aberdeen friends and business associates.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline, who died April 4, 2004. He is survived by three children: daughter, Sarah Larson of Sioux Falls, SD and her husband Jeff; son, Paul Richardson of St. Louis Mo, and his wife, Kari, and their three daughters, Elyse, Laura, and Emily; and son, Dr. James Richardson of Sioux Falls, SD, and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Dimitrivitch, and their two daughters, Sophie and Natalie.
A visitation will be at Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary in Aberdeen, SD from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, November 5, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Schriver’s. The family prefers memorials be directed to Story Book Land, Box 784, Aberdeen, SD. Miller Funeral Home of Sioux Falls, SD is assisting the family with arrangements.