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OAKWOOD - Robert Carl Richter, 77, of Oakwood, passed into peaceful rest at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Illini Heritage Rehab & Health in Champaign.
He was born June 29, 1940, in Vance Township, the son of Wesley Thomas and Mildred G. (Eldridge) Richter.
He married his wife of 50 years, Karen McArdle, on February 4, 1967, in Westville, Ill. She survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Karla (Dr. Keith) Andrew; a son, Robert Richter; and three grandsons, Kevin, Kristopher and Konnor. Additionally he is survived by two sisters, Ethel Eichorst and Linda Richter; a brother, Tom Richter; as well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by four sisters, Dorothy Mitchell, Margaret Brothers Hersh, Cleta Fern Richter and Norma McVey; and two brothers, Frank Richter and Howard Richter.
Bob was loved by everyone he met and never met a stranger, even talking himself out of a speeding ticket on his honeymoon and inviting the officer home to go fishing to boot. He lived, hunted deer and mushrooms, and farmed within miles of the family land which like his family, was always important to him.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 27, at Muncie Baptist Church in Muncie, with Pastor Dave Garver officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, September 26, at Robison Chapel in Catlin.
Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Association, American Heart Association, or the Vermilion County Museum.
Published on September 26, 2017
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