Edith H. Richey, age 91, of Winona, formerly of Litchfield, died on Friday, December 28, 2007, at Saint Anne Extended Care Center.
Edith Hazel Richey, the daughter of Albert and Laura (Chamberlin) Galarneau, was born on May 10, 1916, in Faribault, MN. She grew up and received her education in the Litchfield area. On September, 10, 1935, she was united in marriage to Harland Richey. They engaged in farming in the Litchfield and Watkins area for a few years before moving into Litchfield. In the mid 1960s they moved to the Brainerd area. After Harland's health failed they moved to Winona in 2001. Edith was a member of the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Litchfield. She enjoyed fishing, camping and dancing with Harland. She also enjoyed painting and music. She was very handy with her needlework and would often crochet elaborate designs without a pattern.
She is survived by her children, David (Margaret) Richey of St. Louis Park and Janice (Arnold) Dufseth of Rollingstone, MN, grandchildren, James (Kris) Dufseth, Jessica (Jeff) Hosch and Jeff (fiance Lisa Thorn) Dufseth, great-grandchildren, Morgen, Isabella and Cody. She is also survived by her sisters; Ruth Fogelstrom of Baudette, Marion Bengston of Sarasota, FL and Virginia Prieve of Litchfield. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harland in 2002, son Alfred, brother, Bob Galarneau and sister, Margaret Sims.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on January 3, 2008, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church, Litchfield, with Pastor Paul Lindhorst officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the services at the church. Interment will be held in the Lake Ripley Cemetery.