Harvey S. Richno, 78, of Springfield, passed away at his home on August 24, 2020 in the company of his family.
Harvey was born in Springfield on February 3, 1942, the son of Matthew and Jennie (Richards) Richno.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 sister, Susie; 3 brothers, Danny, Dick, and Mikey; and his Aunt Titter.
Harvey is survived by his wife, Linda Kay Richno of Springfield; 4 children, Tammy Linne (husband, Cliff), Rick Richno (wife, Darla), Wendy Van Houten (husband, Kevin), Shannon Richno (boyfriend, Nathan) all of Springfield; his grandchildren, Christopher, Tara (husband, James), Ryan, Dylan, Hannah, Emily, and Claire; 2 great grandchildren, Gage and Kaleb; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Harvey came from hard beginnings growing up in Springfield. In his youth, he was a Golden Glove Boxer and a good basketball player. He met and married his wife Linda Kay Carter. They were married on September 23, 1960; they had 60 wonderful years together. Harvey and Linda Kay had 4 children and Harvey raised them to be kindhearted and hardworking people. He had a great sense of humor and had a way of making people laugh.
Harvey worked as a bricklayer and a contractor. Several buildings in Springfield were built by him. He was very proud of his work and would point it out to his children when they would drive by any of those structures. Harvey loved the people who worked with him through the years and always told the best stories about jobs they worked on.
Harvey had a passion for hunting, especially quail, pheasant, and snapping turtle. The family also raised peacocks, but raised game birds to be released for the hunting clubs. He loved gardening especially raising vegetables. Everyone can remember him for his grape vines and wine making. He was also a wood worker and would make bird houses for his family. Harvey was always active, running, lifting weights, and boxing for exercise; he started the Springfield Northside Boxing Club.
Most importantly, he loved his children, grandchildren and his great grandchildren with all of his heart. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Cremation services and a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
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