Taylor Jerome “Tate” Richmond, age 24, of Rochester, Minn., passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2013, at the Hiawatha Homes – Bel Air House in Rochester, after a courageous battle with ataxia telangiectasia.
Tate was born on August 3, 1989, in Winona, Minn., to Nikki and Nick Richmond. He was a 2008 graduate of Cochrane-Fountain City High School.
He was a member of “Team 25” from the Shjon Podein Children’s Foundation and participated in Task Karate in La Crosse, Wis. Tate enjoyed collecting things such as watches, knives, jerseys and keychains, and was also a fan of Dodge Viper cars. Most of all Tate was proud to be a godfather to Hope Richmond and Sydni Taylor Pecevich, and an uncle to Declan Taylor Ressie.
Tate is survived by his mother, Nikki Richmond, father, Nick Richmond, brother, Shane (Lisa) Ressie, sister, Jamie (friend, Ed Davis) Ressie, nephew, Declan Ressie, paternal grandmother, Carolyn Richmond, his little buddy, Rico, as well as other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his Grandma Bee, Grandpa Nick, Grandpa Jerry and Grandma Miller, friend, Brian Christensen, and friends who no longer have ataxia telangiectasia.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at the St. Thomas More Chapel on the campus of Saint Mary’s University in Winona.
Tate’s cousin, Father John Abts will officiate.
Visitation will be held at the St. Thomas More Chapel at Saint Mary’s University, on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., where a Prayer Service will be held at 6 p.m. Visitation will also be held at the St. Thomas More Chapel, on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.
Pallbearers will be Joe Chase, Jarod Nelson, Shane Ressie, Scott Richmond, Tony Richmond, Hope Richmond and Randy Thompson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may directed to Team 25, the Ataxia Telangiectasia Children’s Project, or Saint Mary’s University.
Online condolences or memories may be left for Tate’s family at www.watkowski-mulyck.com
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