Bruce "Wyatt" Richardson

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Bruce A. “Wyatt” Richardson, 55, of Prairie du Chien, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. 

He was born on Jan. 11, 1965, in Prairie du Chien, to William and Mary Elgens Ames Richardson. On Aug. 23, 1986, Bruce was united in marriage with Teresa Marie Eilers at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien. Bruce was an avid family man and a great outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a Nascar enthusiast. Bruce was a member of the Bridgeport Fire Department for 32 years and the Eastman Fire Department for five years. He worked at Gencor Bituma for 30 years as a welder and supervisor. Bruce had excellent work ethics and was always there to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors. Bruce will be sadly missed by family and his best friend, Jim Lessard.

Surviving Bruce are his wife of 34 years, Teresa Richardson of Prairie du Chien; his children, Cody (fiancée Chelsi Mezera) Richardson of Eastman, Katie Richardson of Prairie du Chien; four grandchildren, Addylyn Gore, Bentley Richardson, Waylon Richardson and Charleigh Donahue. He is also survived by his mother, Mary Elgene Richardson; brothers, Rodney, Phillip and William Richardson; sisters, Kalynn and Georgene Richardson and Janita Bushman; mother-in-law, Joyce Eilers (Francis “Bud” Esser) of Prairie du Chien; and many nieces and nephews.

Bruce was preceded in death by his father, William Richardson; father-in-law, Cyril Eilers; and his grandparents, John and Alta Ames.

A private funeral will be held at the Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Prairie du Chien. A private burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery, Prairie du Chien. Those attending all private services are required to wear face masks and practice social distancing. A public celebration of life will be held at a later date. The Thornburg–Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

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