Obituary: Francis W. Richter, age 86

by Jim Dittmann
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Francis W. Richter, age 86, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Clyman, died on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

A gathering will take place at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Clyman on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Fr. Mike Erwin will officiate and inurnment will be at  St. Isadore Cemetery in the Town of Clyman, Dodge County, Wisconsin.

Francis Walter Richter was born on April 16, 1932 in Clyman, Wisconsin to Frank R. and Loretta (Simon) Richter. He graduated from Watertown High School in 1950. Francis served in the United States Army Signal Corps during the Korean War. He retired from Aunt Nellie’s Foods in Clyman after 20 years of service. Francis was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Clyman, where he served as an usher.

Francis is survived by a sister, Evelyn Richter of Beaver Dam; nieces and nephews, Kathi Stobo, Michael (Chris) Richter, Dean (Jenny) Richter, Peter (Julie) Richter, Anne Marie Cooper, Mary (Tom) Sullivan, and Margaret (Scott) Allen; great nieces and great nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, David (Patricia) and Earl (Elizabeth)

Memorials may be made in Francis W. Richter’s name to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at