Obituaries

Richard H. "Dick" Richter

Oct 12, 2020
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Services:

11:00 AM Monday, October 19, 2020 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West Fourth Street.; Military Rites by Evansdale AMVETS Post #31 and the U.S. Naval Funeral Honor Guard.

Visitation:

One hour prior to the service.

Cemetery:

Burial to take place at a later date. 

Memorials:

May be directed to the family. Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.

Biography

     Richard H. "Dick" Richter, 73, of Evansdale, died Monday, October 12, 2020 at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

     He was born October 23, 1946, in Waterloo, son of Lester P., Sr. and Charlotte W. Stock Richter. Dick graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1965. He honorably served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

     Dick married Nancy Voorhees December 7, 1968 at First Presbyterian Church in Waterloo. He married Mary (Larsen) Newman, they later divorced. Dick then married Joan (Watson) Lamphier; they also divorced.

     Dick worked for John Deere for 27 years retiring April 30, 2005. He was a member of UAW Local #838, Evansdale AMVETS Post #31, and VFW Post #1623. He was also a member of First Presbyterian Church of Waterloo where he was a former choir member, and a volunteer firefighter for Evansdale Fire Department for many years.

     Dick is survived by three daughters, Jennifer (Kevin) Van Brocklin of Dunkerton‚ Wendy (Dave) Eldridge of Independence, and Angela Barajas of Arlington; nine grandchildren, Eric Barfels, Nadia, Monica, Kira, and Kelly Barajas, Haliegh, Daniel, and Allison Richter, and Brock Eldridge; three great-grandchildren, Ariana, Jackson, and Micah; and one brother, Lester P. "Smiley" Richter, Jr. of Belvidere, IL.

     He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Daniel Richter; and first wife, Nancy.

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  1. Melissa Backen | Oct 14, 2020
    Jennifer and family  so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing our sympathies to you and your family                   Mike and Melissa Backen 

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