Raymond Richter

Raymond Richter, 82, of East Bethel died January 24, 2011 at Unity Hospital in Fridley.

Raymond John Richter was born Nov. 24, 1928 in St. Cloud to John and Edith Richter. He was raised and lived his early years in St. Cloud. Raymond married Donna Kurr on Oct. 14, 1948 in St. Cloud. They made their first home in St. Paul and then moved to East Bethel where they have since made their home. Raymond was employed by Union Oil in Minneapolis for 42 years. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Oak Grove. Raymond enjoyed the family gatherings, especially the Holidays. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and going up north to the cabin with his grandsons.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 1 son, John and by 4 sisters. Raymond is survived by his wife, Donna of East Bethel; 5 children, Sharon (Dennis) Ferguson of St. Francis, Mike Richter of East Bethel, Keith (Debbie) Richter of East Bethel, Tim Richter of Isanti, Nancy (Dave) Emmons of Plymouth; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Jean Kappel of St. Cloud; and by many other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 28 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Oak Grove with Father David Blume officiating. Visitation will also be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel and also one prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers will be David and John Emmons, Allen and Dennis Ferguson, Eric and Nick  Richter. Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery.