Obituary for Priscilla Richmond

Priscilla Richmond of Sister Bay, WI died peacefully August 14 at age 98.

Lover of Door County and inveterate traveler, Priscilla was born in 1917 in Saskatchewan, Canada. She was a resident of Sister Bay, WI most of the time since 1981.

Priscilla’s family lived in Canada until 1926, when they made a trip to Denmark to visit relatives of both her mother and father. In 1928 the family moved to Waukesha, where Priscilla attended school and graduated from Carroll University in 1939. After receiving a graduate degree in Library Science from the Univ. of Wis. Madison in 1941, her first library position was in Waukegan, IL. She met and married Robert Richmond, living in Waukegan and Lake Bluff until 1954. They moved with son Donald to Park Forest, and then Olympia Fields, and she worked in the Park Forest Library until retiring in 1979.

She moved to Sister Bay in 1981 after her husband died in 1980. Priscilla became a member of the Peninsula Arts Association, and worked at the Hardy Gallery in Ephraim for nine years. She was a member of the Peninsula Music Festival Sustaining Committee and an Associate of Birch Creek Music.

Priscilla was known for her frequent and extensive travels to Europe, Alaska, Hong Kong, and New Zealand, often traveling with friend Mary Godin (deceased) or son Donald to Europe. Her parents first vacationed at Thorp’s Resort in Fish Creek in 1939, and thereafter Priscilla vacationed often in Door County until moving there.

Priscilla is survived by son Donald in California, brother Norman Anderson of Solvang, California, nieces Tina Moberg, Kathy Neal, and Myrtle Reed, nephew Scott Anderson, and cousins.

Priscilla was preceded in death by her parents Henning Kjaer (Anderson) and Marie Larsen, husband Robert, and brother Henning Anderson.

A celebration of her life will be held at Little Sister cemetery in Sister Bay on Sunday August 23 at 2 pm.

Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is serving the family.

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