August 1, 1956 ~ July 15, 2012
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.