The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Obituaries

March 30, 2013

Roy Robert Richter

—   Roy Robert Richter, 87, died at Pathstone Living in Mankato on Monday, March 25, 2013. Visitation will be held at Le Center Funeral Home on Sunday, April 7 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be on Monday, April 8th at 10 a.m. at St. Marys Catholic Church in Le Center with visitation from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date. Military Honors provided by the Le Center Veterans Honor Guard.

  Roy was born in New Prague on February 2, 1926 to Raymond A. and Elgin Richter. After graduating from Montgomery High School, Roy entered the United States Army and served from November 30, 1950 to November 21, 1952 in the Korean War achieving the rank of Sergeant. After returning from Korea, Roy married Jerre Sykora on February 20, 1954 and spent 59 years sharing their life together. Roy was a Massey Ferguson Implement Dealer and business owner of Richter Implement in Le Center for 52 years and retired in 2001.

  He belonged to the American Legion and VFW, Le Center Veterans Honor Guard, Le Center Community Club, Pioneer Power, Faribault Eagles and the Czech Heritage Society. Roy also served the community of Le Center for five terms on the Le Center School Board. He enjoyed travelling, fishing, playing cards, music, dancing, going to plays, gardening, nature and the special joy of his family.

  Roy is survived by his wife, Jerre; children, Robert (and Terri) Richter of Mankato, Bruce (and Linda) Richter of Kasota, Laurie (and John) Wohlers of Le Center and Kara (and Sam) Mangiere of Florida, grandchildren; Nichole Richter- Matowitz, Robert Richter Jr, Kristin Richter, Jon Richter, John Wohlers Jr, Katie Wohlers- Bisek, Jerre Ann Wohlers- Holicky and George Wohlers, 9 great-grandchildren, brother Carlie (and Shirley) Richter of Montgomery and many nieces and nephews. Roy and Jerre also welcomed foreign exchange students into their life who also became family; Katharina Stockhert (Germany), Paola Bertacini (Italy), Ingrid Cheben (Switzerland), Marlu Paquay (Netherlands) and Kaca Lancova (Czech Republic).

  He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Francis Richter.

  Roy requested funeral attendees to wear something red, if you have it.

  Arrangements are with the Le Center Funeral Home in Le Center. 507-357-6116. www.lecenterfuneralhome.com.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Mae Stubbs.JPG Mae Cecilia Stubbs

    Mae Cecilia Stubbs, age 86 of Franklin, MN formerly of Mankato, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • marlynn vanlandingham.JPG Marlynn D. Vanlandingham

    Marlynn D. Vanlandingham, age 70, of Fairchild, WI, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Mayo Hospital in Rochester, MN. Private services will be held.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ron Brubaker.JPG Ronald Eugene Brubaker Sr

    Ronald Eugene Brubaker Sr., age 66, of Mankato, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Hennessey Graif

    John Hennessey Graif, age 88, of Mankato, died peacefully Monday, February 24, 2014 at Laurel's Peak with family by his side.

    July 29, 2014

  • Orris Sletta.jpg Orris Sletta

    Orris Sletta, 82, of Hanska, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronald Brubaker

     Ronald Brubaker, 66 of Mankato died July 27, 2014 at VA Medical Center in Minneapolis.

    July 28, 2014

  • Rita LaBelle - O.JPG Rita S. LaBelle

      Rita S. LaBelle, age 80 of Le Sueur, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Minnesota Valley Health Center in Le Sueur.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brian Rykhus - O.JPG Brian James Rykhus

    Brian James Rykhus, 48, of Houston, MN formerly of Mankato, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at his home.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gerald Gordon Donelan

    Gerald Gordon Donelan,  85 of Waseca, died on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

    July 28, 2014

  • Eloise Keltgen - O.JPG Eloise "Lois" Keltge

      Eloise "Lois" Keltgen 92, of New Ulm died Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo