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Robert "Bob" L. Richter

May 29, 1942 — August 19, 2022

Robert “Bob” L. Richter

Paullina, Iowa

Services for Robert “Bob” L. Richter, age 80, of Paullina who passed away on Friday, August 19, 2022, at Prairie View Home in Sanborn. His funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina with Rev. Donald Meyer ~ officiating.

Burial will be at Prairie View Cemetery in Paullina.

Visitation with family present will be from 5 – 7 P.M. on Monday, August 22, 2022, at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.


May 29, 1942 ~ Primghar, Iowa
August 19, 2022 ~ Sanborn, Iowa

11:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Zion Lutheran Church; Paullina, Iowa
Rev. Donald Meyer ~ Officiating

“The Lord’s Prayer”
Sung by: Rodd Holtkamp
“How Great Thou Art”
“Abide With Me”
Organist: Gayleen Meyer

Chad Dau
Cory Dau
Evan Dau
Alex Sikora
Halley Drake
Andrew Pearson
Tom Duncanson
Kyle Puhrmann

Prairie View Cemetery ~ Paullina, Iowa

After today’s graveside service, relatives and friends are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa.

Robert Lee Richter, the son of Walter and Nellie (Jurgensen) Richter was born on May 29, 1942, in Primghar, Iowa. He was baptized in 1942 and confirmed in 1957 into the Lutheran Faith. He attended school in Paullina and graduated from Paullina High School in 1961. Bob was united in marriage to Rita Duncanson on October 6, 1963, at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina. The couple made their home on the family farm where Bob farmed and raised cattle, feeder pigs, chickens, and milked cows. He retired from farming in 2013 and the couple remained on the farm. Bob entered Prairie View Home in 2016. He passed away on Friday, August 19, 2022, reaching the age of 80 years, 2 months, and 20 days.

Bob was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He was involved in the community for many years. He served on the Elevator Board, Jaycees, School Board President, Flying Club, and ran the chain for football games for 25 years. He enjoyed bowling and going to sporting events. He was a licensed pilot for over 20 years and enjoyed flying to “fly in breakfasts”. They also enjoyed attending Big Band Dances.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 58 years, Rita; two daughters, Robin Richter of Paullina, and Rhonda (Kevin) Sikora of Spirit Lake; grandchildren, Courtney (Halley) Drake and their children, Dottie and Jovie, Alex and Aprile Sikora and their children Jaelyn and Jaxson. He was also survived by his brothers and sister-in-law, Russ (Sharon) Duncanson, Margie (Terry) Edwards, Daryl (Becky) Duncanson, Jerry (Karen) Varner, Randy Varner, Don (Lisa) Varner, Steve (Karen) Varner and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Alice (Don) Carnahan, Leslie (Deanie) Richter, nieces and nephews, Lance Carnahan, Donnie Carnahan, Sandy (Carvell) Pearson, Blair Richter, and Kelly Edwards and brother in-law, Tom Duncanson, and sister-in-law, Diana Varner.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, August 22, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Eldridge Family Funeral Home - Paullina

217 East Logan Street , Paullina, IA 51046

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

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