Orpha Richter (nee Fechhelm)

Aug. 11, 1927 - April 16, 2007

Orpha Richter (nee Fechhelm) went to join her husband, Russell, and son, Richard, on Monday, April 16, 2007, at age 89.

She is the loving and cherished mother and friend of Carol (Jerry) Hatwig, Sandra (Jerry) Wetherall and Susan (Ralph) Stewart, and cherished grandma of James (Patti), Dawn (Jeff), Penny (Terry), Kelly (Karl), Tammy (Dan), Jerry Russell (Kris), Valerie (Dan), Daren and Jason; great-grandma of Danielle, Spencer, Mitchell, Michele, Leah, Joshua, Matthew, Luke, Marissa, Andrew, Daymon, Niki and Cory. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Star of Bethlehem Church, 3700 S. Casper Drive, New Berlin. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church are appreciated.

Church and Chapel Ritter-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.