Robert A. Richards, 64, of Stanley, passed away on August 12,
2019 at Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley. He was born on
November 22, 1954, in Stanley, to the Late Russell and Faith
(Oemig) Richards. Robert attended Stanley-Boyd area schools and
graduated from Stanley-Boyd High School in 1973. He also
graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago and later
studied photography and film at the University of Wisconsin,
Madison. Robert worked various jobs and eventually worked with
his dad on paper routes for both the Chippewa Herald and Eau
Claire Leader Telegram before his dad’s passing.
Robert throughout his life had a passion for drawing, painting,
building models and photography. He enjoyed drawing intricate
maps and putting together jigsaw puzzles. He enjoyed researching
many topics and loved science. In 2011 he was awarded a
Certificate of Recognition for 15 years of service as a volunteer for
the National Weather Service.
Robert is survived by his sister, Renee (Harold) Spencer of
Shawnee, Kansas, and his brother, Roy (Barbara) Richards of
Cadott, nieces Dana, Samantha, Sophia, nephews Sterling and
Skyler, and 6 great nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death
by his parents Russell and Faith, one great niece and one great
nephew.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 17,
2019, at the Church of the Brethren in Stanley, with Pastor Laurie
Natzke officiating.  Burial will follow at South Worden Cemetery in
Stanley.