Danny Michael Richardson, 72, of Granite City, Ill., died on Friday, May 12, 2023, at his home while under hospice care. He was born Dec. 31, 1950, in Clarksville, Tenn., to Elva (Grizzard) Burcham and Vonnie Richardson. On June 11, 1982, he and Robyn Ann Grayson were married in Granite City. She preceded him in death May 16, 2019.

Danny was a U.S. Army veteran, and after military service he owned and operated a construction company in Washington and later became a welder working for Tower Automotive. He loved hunting, fishing and his dogs. As an accomplished handyman there was nothing he couldn't do. He enjoyed spending time with his lifelong friend, Roger (Cindy) Elliott.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Rachael and Tracy Jarman of Glen Carbon; four grandchildren, Christopher (Kelli), Sarah, Andrew and Katelyn; a great-grandchild, Brooklynn; three sisters, Bonnie (Dale) Welker of Dover, Tenn., Shelia Richardson of Dover, and Catherine (Paul) Dineff of Worden, Ill .; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and two brothers, Kenneth and Doyle Richardson.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 19, at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, with Greg Shelton officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Partners for Pets. Condolences may be left online at

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