In Memory

William Richter

Bill's obituary:


William “Bill” Anthony Richter, 57, of Cañon City, died May 4, 2011. He was born Nov. 6, 1953, in Gary, Ind., to Wilfred “Bud” and Mary (Massa) Richter. Bill graduated from Hobart High School in 1971 and went to work for U.S. Steel in Gary, Ind. In 1978, he moved to Cañon City, where he worked for the City of Cañon City, then the Cañon City Fire Dept., and in 1989 began working for the Colorado Dept. of Corrections, where he was a Hearings Officer. Bill was a true outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, shooting, and trapping. He is survived by his children, Aaron Richter, Caleb Richter, both of Cañon City, Beth Richter, of Watertown, Wis.; Dena Wangerin-Richter, of Cañon City, mother of his children and companion of 30 years; cousin, John Andreis, of Cañon City; other relatives in Colorado and Indiana; as well as many friends and colleagues. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary, in 1971 and father, “Bud”, in 1996. Bill was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Memorial service, 7 p.m., Thursday, May 12, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 801 Sheridan Ave., in Cañon City with Pastor Bob Kippley officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Bill’s name to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, P.O. Box 8249 Missoula, MT 59807 or to the National Rifle Association, NRA Office of Advancement, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.

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06/03/11 09:50 AM #1    

Laverna Berry (VanDan)

 I sat behind Bill in Mr. Rhody's World History Class. He was a fun guy, full of jokes and sarcastic mischief. Glad I knew him then--- that class was probably one of the best I ever took.  So much learning, yet so much fun. I was hoping some day to see Bill again--to see if he'd kept that sense of humor. I was sorry to learn that for now, I won't be able to see him again. 

06/05/11 05:05 PM #2    

Debbie Reynolds

I knew Bill & he was a really a great guy! He had a real great sense of humor that will truely be missed by all. We love & miss you Bill always & forever! 

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