Sharon J. Richards - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

January 21, 1936 - February 9, 2013

Sharon J. Richards, age 77 passed away peacefully at her home on February 9, 2013. Born on January 21, 1936 in Snohomish , WA. She met her late husband, John in 1953 and they married in 1954. In 1955 they moved to Johns' hometown of Goodrich, MI where they started their family. In 1961 they moved to Iowa where they resided till 1973 then they moved to Bloomington, MN.  She retired from the Toro company where she was the secretary to the chairman of the board for 25 years. She took great pride in being an employee at Toro and was well respected by all.  Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents Henry and Violet Lambert; 3 brothers and a sister. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Kalma; brother, Jim Lambert; her children, John (Dawn), Michelle Bredstrand, Jeff (Sue) and Lisa (Rick) Sovde as well as 11 loving grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to The American Lung Association.


  1. Cheryl TanCreti says:

    Heaven received another beautiful ANGEL.
    Our prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Karl Erickson says:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. June Fox says:

    I will donate to the Lung Assn, Lisa, John, Michelle, Jeff.

    I lost your Grandma on this date. The 12th of Feb.

  4. Sue Carpenter says:

    Sharon always stood out as a devoted wife, mother & grandmother, she was really special, as was John. My Jack & I would always meet her for lunch when we were in town and catch up on each others news. Now Sharon, John and my Jack are gone. Let’s hope they’re all together in heaven.

  5. Jim Thome says:


    We are so sorry to hear about your mom, know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Jim, Deb, Tyler & Courtney.

  6. Joyce Lilienthal says:

    Sharon and I were coworkers at Toro. She was a trusted friend and highly respected employee. She and I spent several hours in the family lounge while John and my father were both in surgery supporting each other. I’ll miss her presence on earth but know that she earned her wings and has gone on to a much better place.

  7. Patty Brace says:

    I am so sorry to hear that your mom passed. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Patty and Lance

  8. Liz Wallace says:

    I am so very sorry to hear such sad news. May the good memories and the love of your family and friends lift your spirits during such a hard time. That bright new star that you see in the sky at night is your mom smiling down at you now.

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