Davey C. Richardson

On a typical summer day in his not-too-much younger years, you could usually find “Fisherman Dave” in Caseville Michigan trolling the waters of Lake Huron for Walleye. He loved a day like that almost as much as he loved Hunting in the Upper Peninsula, foraging for mushrooms in the woods, or simply relaxing and listening to music. In his later years, he was an active gardener and always happy to share his knowledge with all who would listen. Dave loved all people, enjoyed all the friends he made over the years bowling and playing darts, and never met anyone in which he couldn’t find common ground.

“Big Dave” was the founder of Aquarius Pools and Spas in Lansing, MI. Throughout his many years as a swimming pool contractor, he constructed thousands of pools in the Lansing area. He had fond memories of spending time and sharing stories with his customers.

Davey Clifford Richardson, passed away peacefully Friday, April 23, 2021. He was born in Flint, Michigan on May 4, 1949 and was the eldest child of Sarah May (Chuck) Rushlow, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and beloved wife of 48 years Karen Lee Hagstrom; their three children, Annalee (Mark) Alexander of Holt, MI, Katherine (Mark) Simon of Altura, MN, and David (Abby) Richardson of Mooresville, NC. He is survived by his sister Sharon (Phil) Osborn; brother James (Lynn) Richardson; sister Sarah (Tom) Severn; and brother-in-law Earl (Linda) Hagstrom. He loved hearing about his grandchildren, Owen and Harrison Alexander, Jonah, Emmet and Avery Simon, and Blake and Asher Richardson. Dave is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a celebration of life will be held this summer to remember this amazing father, professional, and devoted friend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Diabetes Association, The American Heart Association, or the American Cancer Society.

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Patricia Porter Cutter
April 26, 2021 at 4:55 pm

I’m so sad, Karen and family. May all the fun summer memories help you to heal the big holes that Davey’s passing has left.

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Kristin Johnson
April 26, 2021 at 4:56 pm

I always felt welcomed when I would go hang out with Anna at her house. I felt like one of the family members. I will always remember your dads smile and laugh. He always seemed like he was in a good mood.

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Steve and Vicki Clifford
April 26, 2021 at 4:57 pm

My memories go back 60 plus years

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Cathy Erickson
April 26, 2021 at 8:10 pm

Would have loved to have known your dad, Katie. Sounds like a wonderful funloving guy. I know now where you get your joy for life from n gift of talking. Hugs n love to you n your family! Cathy.

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Phil Denny
April 26, 2021 at 10:39 pm

I have very fond memories of many Richardson household and life gatherings. At the core, was Mr. Richardson whom I called Dave. Always welcoming, kind and cool. A man whom I respected and his son a brother to me. All my love and condolences!

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Crystal (Green) Knight
April 27, 2021 at 3:35 am

Mr. Richardson left all those who were blessed enough to have known him with many wonderful memories. He had the kindest smile that just made you smile back. His laugh was genuine. It brought joy and happiness to hear it. His kindness and willingness to help others is beyond compare.

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Earl Hagstrom
April 28, 2021 at 9:09 pm

Dave was my brother -in-law and my friend. He was always there when I needed his help whether putting in my pool or putting in the drain plug I had forgotten when heading out fishing. I will miss him so much. He was great for my sister, and a welcome addition to the family. Karen, Linda and I will always be here for you. Dave Rest In Peace.

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pam Beagle Daresta
May 3, 2021 at 1:01 pm

Karen and family my sincere condolences such loss of a wonderful joyful man sending supportive love!

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