Eugene A. Richter, age 81, of Faribault, died Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Milestone Senior Living, Faribault.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 10 a.m. in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, with the Reverend Joanna C. Mitchell, pastor of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment and military rites will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

A memorial visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home for one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Eugene A., the son of John and Martha A. (Jumbeck) Richter was born on November 23, 1929 in Winona. He served in the U. S. Air Force for over 15 years and later was employed by Honeywell and Sheldahl. He married Ruth Jones White on September 18, 1965 and she preceded him in death on September 28, 1998.

He is survived by three children, Don Richter of Evergreen, CO, De Ann (and Michael) Metzgar of Savage and Dede (and Ken) Chism of Littleton, CO; 22 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; three step children and their families; many foster children. He is also survived by six siblings, Dan, Ron (and Marge), Jack (and MaryAnn), Loretta, Bill (and Jan) Richter and Mary Ann Brown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth; two sons, David and Dennis Richter


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Name: Teri Bauer
Email: huni_29@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 24, 2011


I would like to send my Sympathy to the Family of Gene, I met Gene while @ work in the aparment building that he had lived in before he went to Milestone... Gene was a very Kind man and so very generous to all he came in contact with... Lots of smiles and fun.... He will be very saddly missed... I also had the chance to meet his daughter Dianna, she was well is a great person adn i can see where she got her wonderful way....... You all will be in my thoghts and prayers....

Name: Barb Reinhard
Email: barb_reinhard@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday March 23, 2011


I would like to express my sympathy to Gene's family. I had the pleasure of cutting your Dad's hair for 20 years and always enjoyed visiting with him. Gene was always kind, generous and willing to share great stories and tips on life.. " Money for kids shoes," he would say every time as he handed me his money, then laugh. I have 2 grown children now but he always included the shoe tip. I will miss him. He was very proud of his children and talked about you all often. Sorry for our loss. I am not able to attend the service but wanted you all to know how special Gene was to me. May he rest in peace.

Name: James Bahe
Email: jmba68@aol.com
Date: Wednesday March 16, 2011


I knew Gene for more that 30 years and I enjoyed his company and conversation often. We used to get together and talk or go out to eat about every 6 months. He was a super nice man and a true gentleman. It was my privilege to have known and worked with him. I am sorry he has passed and I know he will be missed by many including me. May God bless all of you he left behind.