DUBUQUE, Iowa–Terrance L. Richards, 73, Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Galena, passed away at 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at ManorCare Health Services, Dubuque, Iowa.
Terry was born on Oct. 27, 1948, in Hazel Green, Wis., the son of Dennis A. and Calista K. (Weis) Richards. He was a graduate of Galena High School, the class of 1967. He later attended Greer Technical Institute heavy equipment school in Braidwood.
Terry was a veteran of the U. S. Navy having served three tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of the Navy Seabees.
Terry was formerly employed at Caradco Manufacturing and the Dubuque Packing Company.
He was a Green Bay Packers fan, enjoyed photography, fishing, hunting and was an avid reader especially of Civil War history. Terry was formerly a member of the Galena Fire Department and the Galena United Methodist Church.
Surviving are three sisters: Cynthia Moser and Teresa Richards both of Galena; and Becky Smith of Benton, Wis.; nieces and nephews: Leanna (John) Coonfare, Kurt (Alicia) Moser, Cole Richards, Staci (R.J.) McNicholl, Michael (Gwen) Benson, Samantha Hernandez and David Lisk; and a great-niece, Rowyn Moser.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis and Calista: grandparents: Orie and Ellen Richards, and Nicholas and Anna Weis.
There will be no public visitation. A private family services will be in June at Prospect Hill Cemetery, rural Galena. The Miller Funeral Home of East Dubuque is serving the family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at millerfhed.com.