Heinz K. ‘Papa’ Richter

Jan. 16, 1920 - June 21, 2011

Heinz K. "Papa" Richter, a longtime Waukesha resident, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at LindenGrove in Waukesha at the age of 91. He was born in Seitendorf, Germany, on Jan. 16, 1920, the son of Kurt and Lina Richter.

Heinz was a proud World War II veteran. On April 14, 1942, he married Hildegard Junker; she preceded him in death Oct. 7, 2005. Heinz’s pride and joy were his family. He especially loved to spend time with his two grandchildren, and enjoyed many activities including playing board games, cards, going bowling or swimming, and he even celebrated his 80th birthday by going to Noah’s Ark in the Wisconsin Dells. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

He will be sadly missed by his son, Anthony (Erika) Richter of Spearfish, S.D.; his daughter, Maria (Larry) Nagel of Waukesha; and his two grandchildren, Matthew and Katelyn Nagel, both of Waukesha. He is further survived by his sister, Liesel Seifert of Germany, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Karl and Konrad, and one sister.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, June 25, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Howard Haase will preside. Burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

If desired, memorials are appreciated to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute.