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.