Duane Michael Richards, 61, of Dubuque, died December 27, 2019 following a sudden illness. Visitation will be 12:00-1:30, followed by a memorial service at 1:30 PM on Saturday, January 4th at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3650 Asbury Rd., Dubuque.
Michael was born February 12, 1958 to Larry & Joyce (Rigotti) Richards in Baltimore, MD. In his early 20's he volunteered his time at the World Headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses in Brooklyn, NY. He enjoyed classical music and traveling with his parents, including a trip to Israel. Most of all, he enjoyed being with the friends at congregation meetings and conventions and he looked forward to the hope of living on a paradise earth in good health without mental illness.
Michael is survived by his uncle Gene Beighle of Dubuque; cousins: Deborah (Gary) Beresford of Dubuque, Mark (Wendy) Beighle of Cuba City WI, David (Juanita) Beighle of Benicia CA, Sarah Beighle of Platteville WI and many 2nd & 3rd cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents Larry & Joyce Richards and an aunt LaVerne Beighle.
The family would like to thank the friends and family that would call to check in on Michael or would be on the receiving end of his phone calls. They would also like to thank Jessica at IHH for her assistance these past few years.
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