Gerry A. Richter, age 62, of Aviston, passed away Monday, July 20 near Boulder. A Memorial Mass for 62 year old Gerry A. Richter will be Friday, July 24 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Aviston. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 8:30 a.m. to service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Rhett Syndrome Association of Illinois or to the family for a subsequent private donation. Moss Funeral Home in Breese is in charge of arrangements.
He was born February 27, 1953 in E. St. Louis, IL, a son of Virgil and Bernice, nee Wellen, Richter.
Mr. Richter retired as a steelworker from Granite City Steel in Granite City, IL and was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Aviston, IL. Gerry enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid outdoorsman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gualberd and Clara, nee Luitjohan, Emig; and a brother-in-law, Karl Emig.
Surviving is his wife, Linda, nee Emig, Richter, whom he married November 25, 1978 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton, IL; his children, Tara Richter of Fort Worth, TX, Shawna Ryerson and husband Matt of Lincoln, NE, and Lane Richter and wife Clara of St. Louis, MO; 2 grandchildren, Lydia Ryerson and Sam Richter, and was awaiting the arrival of his 3rd grandchild; siblings, Ron Richter and wife Patty of Denver, CO, Dan Richter and wife Coleen of Shiloh, IL, Judy Winchester and husband Steve of Waynesville, NC, Dale Richter and wife Mary Jo of Aviston, IL, John Richter and wife Mary of Platte City, MO, and Pat Richter of Aviston, IL; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Eileen Stein and husband Bob of Fayetteville, IL, Gilbert Emig and wife Margie of Trenton, IL. Karin Marti and husband Wayne of Highland, IL, Donna Emig and friend Stan Kalmer of Swansea, IL, Deb Koerkenmeier and husband Jim of Carlyle, and Ron Emig and wife Karla of Mascoutah, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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