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Jack Richeson

October 27, 1932 — October 27, 2023

Appleton

Jack Richeson died peacefully on his birthday October 27, 2023, at the age of 91.  Born October 27, 1932, in Chicago Illinois, son of Lily May and George Richeson, brother to Mary Louise, Betty, and Rosalie.  While stationed in England during the Korean war, Jack met his wife Ruth Hinde (deceased) and married on March 21, 1955.  Together they had 6 children, Colleen Maxey (Greg), David Richeson (Susan), Shawn Richeson (Kelly), Michael Richeson (Laura), Darren Richeson (Michelle) and Kelly Richeson.  Jack has been blessed with 22 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Jack found love a second time when he met his Scottish wife Linda Melville Richeson on a cruise aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2 in 2001, while writing his first book.  Jack and Linda married on April 21, 2004, at Gleneagles in Scotland surrounded by family and friends.  Jack’s family grew with the addition of Linda's daughter Louise (deceased), and son Duncan.  

Jack worked in the artist materials industry from the age of 16 helping to manage sales for the leading manufacturers in the world.  At age 49, he founded Jack Richeson and Company in his home on State Street in Appleton, Wisconsin.  Over the next 40 years, he grew the company to become an industry leading manufacturer of art materials, benefactor to artists and a collector of contemporary artwork.  His collection featuring over 500 works can be found at his gallery in Kimberly, Wisconsin.  

In his later years, Jack and Linda traveled the world in search of new materials, befriending artists, and supporting art groups wherever he went.  Jack never retired and was interested in his business and new materials until the end of his life.  Jack was grateful to all the people at the Richeson factory that helped him to achieve his dream.  Nothing energized him more than walking the factory and interacting with people making his materials possible.

Special thanks to Jack’s caregivers, and to Jack’s wife Linda who lovingly and patiently cared for him as Parkinson’s Disease gradually took hold in his life.

A funeral liturgy will take place Thursday November 9, 2023, at 2:00pm at St Joseph’s Church, 410 W Lawrence Street, Appleton WI. Friends and family may gather at the church from 12:30pm until the start of the service.  Jack will be interred at St Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to https://wiparkinson.org (Wisconsin Parkinson's Foundation) in Jack's name.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, November 9, 2023

12:30 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

410 W Lawrence St, Appleton, WI 54911

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Mass

Thursday, November 9, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

410 W Lawrence St, Appleton, WI 54911

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Interment

Friday, November 10, 2023

10:00 - 10:15 am (Central time)

St. Joseph Cemetery, Appleton

1528 N Ballard Rd, Appleton, WI 54911

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