Wayne Richter

wayne richter
Wayne Richter, age 55, of New Hampton, died on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at his mother's home in New Hampton. Wayne Allen Richter was born August 1, 1956 in West Bend, Iowa, the youngest of six children, to Bernard and Delores (Gade) Richter. When he was young, Wayne moved with his family to the New Hampton area where he attended St. Joseph’s school and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1974. After graduating he worked for Larsen’s Jack and Jill prior to working for St. Joseph’s Hospital in New Hampton. Wayne then worked at Beatrice in Fredericksburg and Featherlite in Cresco. He was most recently employed at Allen College of Nursing in Waterloo. Wayne was a member of Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Center. Wayne enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, bowling, playing pool and spending time with family and friends. He was a tried and true fan of the Dallas Cowboys and especially loved his dog, Buddy. Wayne is survived by his mother, Delores; his sisters, Linda (Allen) Heit of New Hampton, Karen (Don) Utley; his brothers Larry (Linda) Richter; Dennis Richter, Gery (Cherry) Richter all of New Hampton; his nieces and nephews, Joleen (Mike) Hayden, Lisa (Steve) Strecker, Dan Heit, Philip (Michelle) Utley, Tony (Jennifer) Utley, Shelly (Dave) Daly, Jill (Jamie) DeSloover, Jennifer (Chris) Hovey, Kye (Tiffany) Richter, Kerrie (Brett) Franzen, Sondra (Brian) Heit, Kalee Richter, Bill Richter, Kaitlyn Richter and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard in 1993 and his maternal and paternal grandparents. Cemetery: Burial will follow the funeral mass in Calvary Cemetery at New Hampton with Philip Utley, Tony Utley, Bill Richter, Dan Heit, Kye Richter and Brett Franzen serving as casket bearers. Memorials may be directed to the family. Friends may greet the family from 4:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 with a 7:00pm prayer service at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am, Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Center in New Hampton with Fr. Mark Osterhaus celebrating.

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  1. Delores, Larry, Linda, Dennis, Gery, Karen & families so sorry to hear of the loss of Wayne. I have so many memories of Wayne as I grew up in your family and then he ended up being our neighbor. Chance loved to talk to him about golfing and Wayne gave him a golf club and told him to take special care of it and Chance had me go and buy a cover for it and now he will treasure it more. You all have our deepest heartfelt sympathy and you are in our thoughts and prayers, God Bless all of you.

  2. I will always remember working together as well as playing cards and partying together. You was a great person and will sadly be missed. RIP Wayne!

  3. My deepest sympathy to Wayne’s family. Wayne was a fun person to work with and always stopped to chat when I saw him around town.

  4. My whole family shares in your loss today. We love Wayne like he was our own brother. Anything you need please let us know. You have our greatest sympathy. Love to you Delores and to the whole Richter family.

  5. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of Wayne’s family. He put up such a courageous battle against this terrible disease.
    I have lots of memories of growing up with Wayne and his brothers and sisters. We shared some good times in Runion Park, whether it be baseball games in the summer or building snow forts in the winter. Keep all the great memories of Wayne close to your hearts. He is finally at peace. God bless you all.

  6. To all of the Richter family, Wayne was an amazing man friend and very of special friend. He will be missed by some many. Praying for you all in this very difficult time of Wayne’s passing. Prayers and thoughts to you all.

  7. We will miss u! You always was a good friend to me, Wayne. You always made me smile when I was down. I will never forget that.Love and miss you. Donna W.

  8. Delores & Family:
    You have my deepest sympathy and my heart goes out to each and everyone of you! I have so many wonderful memories of “Hair Bear” that I wouldn’t’ know where to begin. He was such a great friend and his passing will leave a void in all our lives. Thank you for sharing him with the Nystel clan!

    Love to all,


  9. Delores and family, Our sincere sympathy and prayers to each of you. Wayne is now no longer in pain and now joins his father in their Heavenly Kingdom. May he
    rest in peace.

  10. Delores and family, my thoughts and prayer are with you at this time of Wayne’s passing. I know that he put up a good battle with his cancer. May you always remember all the times and that now he is a peace and no more pain.

  11. Delores and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this great time of sorrow.

  12. Delores, Karen and Wayne’s whole family, I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts today.

  13. Larry and Linda and the rest of Waynes family, sorry to hear about Waynes passing, we all know he is in a better place with no more pain! You have our sympathy and our prayers at this difficult time! RIP WAYNE!!

  14. My thoughts,prayers and sympathy to Delores and the Richter family. Where to start with Wayne….Herr Bear, the Baron…nicknames I gave him in high school and which he was known by worldwide! Best friend…starting in high school…and later in our lives…best man. We worked together at Jack and Jill, played pool and became students of history thanks to ol’ George at the Cue Club, hunted the fields in the Jerico area, played cards, rode my motorcycle. Where one was, the other was there or close by. I am sure we gave our moms a few gray hairs with our antics! If we weren’t together, we knew where the other was. Well Baron….I still know where you are…in that special place called heaven, and in my heart.The time will come when we will be together again..I wonder who we will give gray hair to then? Auf Wiedersehen mein Freund..Ich liebe dich.

  15. To all of the Richter family my deepest sympathy. Wayne will be in heaven giving pool lessons. Enjoyed many nights in years past shooting pool with Wayne. You are all in my prayers.

    Mike Fitzgerald

  16. Wayne,
    I’m sure your new golf course will have no bunkers.
    Your Mom and family can be proud of your fight.

    God bless you and keep you.

  17. I only knew Wayne for the duration of his employment @ the hospital.. He was always very pleasant, and easy to work with. If I ever needed anything while I was catering an event @ the college, he was always willing to lend a hand… He will be & has been missed by his co workers..

  18. My thoughts and prayers are with Wayne’s family at this time of sorrow. I graduated with Wayne in 1974 and he always greeted me with a hello and a smile. May his memories fill your hearts in the days to come.

  19. To all of Wayne families, our deepest sympathy and prayers to everyone. He is in a special place now, and can now rest in peace.

  20. I graduated from high school with Wayne. We also worked together at Dan’s Main Diner when we were about 15 or 16. He washed dishes and I waited tables.He was a lot of fun and we spent too much time horsing around. I will always remember him as a funny, loyal kid. I am so sorry for your families loss. God bless your family.

  21. Delores and family ,my sympathy to your family. Share all your good memories together as a family and Wayne will never be far away.

  22. My simpithy to the Richter family. I have known Wayne for a very long time and I do not think I evr saw him that he did not have a big smile on his face. We have lost a great guy, friend and fellow COWBOY fan.

  23. We would like to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. The loss of someone close is difficult to bear. God promises a time when death will be no more and this is found at Revelation 21:4 which read: And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. I hope this brings you some comfort.

  24. Sorry about the passing of Wayne. Deepest sympathy to your family. Our love and prayers are with you.

  25. To Wayne’s family, I am deeply saddened to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was fun to work with & I have always considered him a good friend. You have my sincerest sympathy. He was too young.

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