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Obituary - Christian "Chris" Walter Richter

HINGHAM - Christian "Chris" Walter Richter, 88, passed away Sept. 29, 2017, from complications of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at the Hi-Line Funeral Services. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Our Lady of Ransom Church in Hingham.

Interment with Military Honors will be in the Hingham Cemetery. Lunch will follow the graveside services at Spencer's Hi-Way Bar.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Condolences for the family may be left at

Chris was born on the family farm south of Inverness Jan. 5, 1929, to George and Margaret (Schwan) Richter; he was ninth of 15 children. Chris attended school in Inverness and graduated in 1947. While in high school he played basketball and football all the while working for different farmers to help his mother make ends meet.

Nov. 10, 1952, Chris joined the U.S. Army and was sent to Korea. Chris served in the Army until 1952, he was very proud of his service to his country. He remained an active member of the VFW Club, he was a 40-plus years member of the Eagles, and in later years was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose.

Oct. 28, 1953, Chris married the love of his life, Pearl (Brown) in Hingham. They resided in Hingham the rest of their lives. Together they had five children, Dan, Don, Dave, Denise, and Dennis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Margaret, all of his siblings, and his wife, Pearl, who passed away in 2003, and a grandson.

Survivors include his children, Dan (Rebecca) Richter of Boise, Idaho, Don (Jocelyn) Richter of Bigfork, Montana, Dave (Judy) Richter of Columbia Falls, Montana, Denise (Lowell) Strissel of Hingham, Montana, and Dennis (Shari) Richter of Conrad, Montana; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


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