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Kathleen Richter

February 22, 1931 — October 18, 2017

Kathleen Richter, age 86, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, formerly of Ashton, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion, South Dakota. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Marys Catholic Church in Ashton, Iowa. Father Siby Punnoose and Father Kevin Richter officiating. Burial to follow at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Ashton, Iowa. Visitation will be Sunday, October 22, with the family present from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. Scriptural Wake Service at 5:00 P.M. and Parish Rosary to follow, all at St. Marys Catholic Church in Ashton, Iowa. Kathleen Frances Richter was born to Anthony and Mary (Staudacher) Streit on February 22, 1931 in Ashton, Iowa. She was the eighth of nine children. She attended St. Josephs grade school through high school, graduating in 1949. Kathleen was key in helping all family members at times of need, cleaning, babysitting and helping in every way. She was called Kathy or Katie by her friends and relatives. Kathleen and Norbert Richter were high school sweethearts and were united in marriage on April 22, 1952 at St. Marys in Ashton, Iowa. Kathleen joined Norbert in Ft. Riley, Kansas while he finished up his time in the army. They moved to Ashton where they farmed for several years. In 1971, they moved to Sheldon, Iowa where Kathleen worked for JC Penney's for 12 years. In 1985, Norbert and Kathleen moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota where Kathleen worked for several bakeries before her retirement in 2005. Norbert passed away on April 19, 1990. Kathleen enjoyed reading, keeping family history, camping, fishing, playing Bingo and games with family and friends. She passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion, South Dakota. Those left to cherish her memories are her children, Dianne (Mike) Lane of Eloy, AZ, Jim (Greta) Richter of Sheldon, IA, Ron (Denise) Richter of Loveland, CO, Donna (Doug) Warner of Sioux Falls, SD; 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; one sister, Betty DeWall of Omaha, NE; 2 sisters-in-law, Barbara Streit of Staceyville, IA and MaryAnn Streit of Ft. Collins, CO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert; brothers, Donald (Marge) Streit, Robert Streit, Anthony Streit, Leonard (Luella) Streit, Paul (Shirley) Streit, James (Phyllis) Streit; sister, Marian (Bernie) Sheforgen; brother-in-law, Frank DeWall. In Loving Memory Of Kathleen Richter Born: February 22, 1931 Passed Away: October 18, 2017 Age: 86 years, 7 months and 26 days MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. St. Marys Catholic Church, Ashton, Iowa CONCELEBRANTS Father Kevin Richter and Father Siby Punnoose Lector and Cantor: Kendra Richter and Doug Warner Mass Server: Dick Mataloni Gift Bearers: Kelly Weiler, Melissa Fraser and Brent Richter MUSIC Organist: Laura Wagner Opening Hymn: "On Eagles Wings" Offertory Hymn: "How Great Thou Art" Communion Hymns: "The Lord's Prayer" Gary and Karen Trei "Ave Maria" Karen Johnson Recessional Hymn: "Amazing Grace" Song of Farewell CASKET BEARERS Matt Lane Brad Lane Brent Richter Mike Richter Steve Streit Joe Streit Rae Richter INTERMENT St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Ashton, Iowa Follow interment, the family invites all for fellowship and lunch at the Legion Building in Ashton. ARRANGEMENTS BY Andringa Funeral Home Larry R. Andringa, Funeral Director



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