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Karl Ray Richins

June 14, 1939 ~ March 14, 2021 (age 81)


Karl Ray Richins, 81, of Pleasant Grove passed away Sunday, March 14, 2021.   Karl was born June 14, 1939 in Pleasant Grove to Alfred A and Ellen Louise Sundquist Richins.   He married Lois Hilaman and together had two children. 

He grew up in Pleasant Grove and attended schools there.  He was a proud member of the state championship football team in 1957.   Karl also won a state wrestling championship that same year.    He worked at Geneva Steel and later at Heckett until his retirement.  

Karl had a passion for anything with a motor.  He loved to collect vintage cars and have his hands greasy at all times. 

To know Karl was to love him.   His prized possession in life was his two amazing grandchildren.

He is survived by his two children: Michael (Kori) Richins and Karla (Mark) Nance; two grandchildren: Malea Richins and Nate LeKites; silblings: Louise (Alan) Austin, Cal (Pat) Richins and John (Vicky) Richins.   He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

Please join us for a celebration of Karl Richin’s life this Friday from 3:00 - 6:00 pm at his home in Pleasant Grove. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Celebration of Life
March 19, 2021

3:00 PM
Pleasant Grove, Utah

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