Richards John Michael Richards, 59, of Big Lake, MN, on Monday, July 29, 2002, of cancer. Preceded in death by father, John W. and mother, Marian. Survived by wife, Ann; son, Jess (Erin) of Seattle; brothers, Jay of Bloomington and Jeff (Nancy) of Wichita; many nieces & nephews, and extended family members. Graduate of Bloomington High, John was known by many as John Richards Book Trader. Over the years, he developed and operated a used book business. He was totally immersed in the world of books: reading, writing, selling and trading. He was well-read on a wide variety of topics, was a skilled critical thinker, and a keen observer of the world. He enjoyed well-written books and the people who read them. Special thanks to Fairview Hospice and the caring staff at Trevilla of Robbinsdale. A private memorial service will be held. Per John's request, his body was bequeathed to the University of MN.

Published on August 1, 2002

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