Rev. Dr. Jerry L. Richards


Rev. Dr. Jerry L. Richards passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 14th at Hope United Methodist Church, 2233 Golf Road, Eau Claire, WI. Visitation will be at the church beginning at 10:00 am.
Dr. Richards served at Ainsworth-Fredonia; Burlington, Asbury-Spring Grove; as Executive Director, Responsible Social Involvement-Professor of Religion Iowa Wesleyan College; Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Iowa Wesleyan College; President, Iowa Wesleyan College and Director of Special Gifts, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI. He retired in 2005.
Survivors include his wife Lee Ann of Eau Claire, WI; his children: Mark Richards, Renee Richards, Teresa Schoffelman and Annie Old; stepchildren: Alex Slimak, Joe Wood and Leslie Foster. Cremation Society of Wisconsin’s website is
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope United Methodist Church.

Bishop Kiesey and the Cabinet – April 25, 2022