Linda M. Richter

linda richter
Linda M. Richter, age 59, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at her home in New Hampton. Memorial services for Linda will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be from 3:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, at Conway-Markham Funeral Home. Online condolences for Linda’s family may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Linda Marie Richter was born on August 24, 1957 in Oelwein, Iowa to Alberta and Thomas Short. She attended Wapsi Valley School outside of Fairbank, IA. After school, Linda had three children, Chris, Angela and Michelle. Later, she was united in marriage to Larry Richter and the couple welcomed two children, Larry, Jr. and William. In her spare time, Linda enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, camping, shopping; watching her husband and sons race cars and taking spontaneous trips with children and grandchildren. Linda most loved watching her grandchildren at sporting events. Sunday’s were Linda’s favorite day of the week and was always spent with family. They would spend the day cooking, watching MN Viking football and playing games. Linda is survived by her husband, Larry Richter of New Hampton; four children, Chris (Sara) Onken of New Hampton, Angela Onken of Cedar Rapids, Michelle (Mike) Hutzell of New Hampton and William “Bill” Richter also of New Hampton; ten grandchildren, Nick, Austin, Jon, Sam, Abbey, Christopher, Caleb, Collin, Carter and Tucker; her sister, Ronnie (Ted) Geerts of New Hampton; several nieces and nephews and her favorite dog, Lucy. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alberta and Thomas Short; her son, Larry Richter, Jr., her three brothers, Donald, Michael and Thomas, Jr., her father-in-law, Bernard Richter and brother-in-law, Wayne Richter.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline


  1. Families of Linda, we are so sorry, you all have our deepest sympathy! Stephen and Shelley Stalder

  2. Larry and Family, you have our deepest sympathy during your time of sorrow, our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Love Karen and Don Utley

  3. Larry and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We will always have good memories of Linda. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!
    Dawn Katz and family

  4. Larry and family, You have our deepest sympathy and you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days to come. You have a special angel in Heaven now! Thinking of you Dean and Sally

  5. Larry, and the Richter Family, so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing! Keep the happy memories of your Wife, Mom close to your heart for comfort. Thinking of you all. Leo and Bev Dowd

  6. Michelle and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Linda was a best friend of mine and we had a lot of fun. She worked for me at the L-Kove and with me at the county home. I have been talking to her on the phone and tried to get her to go out to lunch with me so we could gossip. I will miss her . My prayers are with you and the family. Love to you all, Kay Hansen and family

  7. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. So sorry for your loss. Linda was a very special lady and always a smile that lit up a room. She will be missed.

  8. Larry and family thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. Cherish your memories as they will last a life time.
    Marv & Kelly Christensen

  9. Larry, Chris, Angie, Michelle, Bill and families~I am so sorry for the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. I have so many memories of Linda and one that comes to mind every year is the night there was a terrible snowstorm going on and we decided we needed to go out and check the roads!! All I will say is leave it to our county and city snow plows to do the plowing!! R.I.P. Linda, you will be missed.

  10. Michelle, Mike and I are so sorry to hear about your mom. We are thinking of you, and your family. Our sympathy and prayers to you and the entire family.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

  1. Light a Candle
  2. Light a Candle
  3. Light a Candle
  4. Light a Candle
  5. Light a Candle
  6. Light a Candle
  7. Light a Candle
  8. Light a Candle