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.