Donna Mae Richter was born Aug. 20, 1930 in St. Cloud to John and Sarah (Bialkia) Kurr. She was raised in the St. Cloud area. Donna married Raymond Richter Oct. 14, 1948 in St. Cloud. They made their first home in St. Paul and then moved to East Bethel where she has since lived. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Oak Grove. She enjoyed gardening, playing the piano, feeding the birds; cooking and finding new recipes.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond in 2011; 2 sons, John and Mike. Donna is survived by 4 children, Sharon (Dennis) Ferguson of St. Francis, Keith (Debbie) Richter of East Bethel, Tim Richter of Isanti, Nancy (Dave) Emmons of Plymouth; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Rosemary Meierhofer of Waite Park; and many other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Oak Grove with Father David Blume as celebrant. A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 at Strike Funeral Home -Isanti Chapel and also one hour prior to the funeral Tuesday at the church. The pallbearers are David and John Emmons, Allen and Dennis Ferguson, Nick Richter, Wally Quiram. Interment is in Old Bethel Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.