Robert J. Richter, 79, of Belleville, IL, born December 16, 1928 in E. St. Louis, IL died, Sunday, June 22, 2008 at his residence.
Mr. Richter worked 19 years in the personnel department for Monsanto Company in Sauget, Illinois and then worked 20 years as an electrician at Union Electric's Venice Power Plant. He served 16 years on the school board for Harmony Emge in Belleville, IL.
At age 21 and newly married he built his own home. He later enlarged it and added a three car garage where he housed and restored his 1936 Antique Huppmobile, that and traveling were his favorite hobbies. He and his wife traveled to every state in the U.S. They were helpful to many people they met while traveling as well as in their home area. They were a great couple to spend time with. Robert was a member of Crossroads Christian Church and the Antique Car Club in Belleville, IL.
Preceded in death by his parents, Paul R. & Margaret nee Blum Richter, Sr
2 brothers, Paul R. Richter Jr.
William O. Richter
Survived by his wife Mary Alice nee Berning Richter of Belleville, IL
Daughter - Diane (Richard) Karraker of Belleville, IL
Son - Norman Richter of Mount Vernon, IL
2 Grandchildren - Brian (Susan) Karraker
Dawn (Matt) Dubs
5 Great Grandchildren - Paige, Mason and Carter Dubs
Luke and Sam Karraker
2 Sisters - Viola McCutchen of Frederick, CO
Helen Richter of Fairview Heights, IL
Sister-in-law - Marie Richter of Belleville, IL
Nephews - Bruce (Karen) Berning of Arnold, MO
Jan Paul (Ellen) Richter of Annapolis, MD
Jack (Michelle) McCutchen of Salem, OR
Niece - Helen Ellena of Frederick, CO
Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Crossroads Christian Church
Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8pm Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:00am Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Doug Cripe officiating. Burial will be at College Hill Cemetery in Lebanon, IL